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Wintry weather warning for Yorkshire

Drivers across Yorkshire are being warned about more wintry weather forecast for the rest of the week.

An ice sign
PA Media

People across North and West Yorkshire woke up to a blanket of snow in many towns and cities this morning.

Tonight, North Yorkshire County Council says it's gritting and ploughing priority routes overnight because more snow is forecast for the region.

There is also a yellow "be aware" Met Office weather warning for ice in place until about 10:00 tomorrow.

It's in force from 20:00 tonight, affecting parts of North, South and West Yorkshire.

In pictures: Snow falls across Yorkshire

BBC Weather Watchers

Parts of Yorkshire are blanketed in snow this morning, here's a handful of photos of the wintry conditions sent in by BBC Weather Watchers in Ampleforth, Hawes, Halifax and Otley.

Dogs in snow at Ampleforth
High Lions
Snow, Hawes
RhysInHawes
Robin in snow, Halifax
Mana
Snow in Otley
Cherry Tree Crofter

Watch: Monday's forecast for Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

Lisa Gallagher

Weather presenter, BBC Look North

It's a cold and a wet start to the day with snow for many of us.

Most of the settling snow will be on the higher ground, though it may fall at lower levels; however, it will turn to rain as it clears away to the east.

This afternoon it will brighten up, though we will still see some blustery showers in places.

Temperatures will get up to about 13C or 14C:

Check your Yorkshire train journey

BBC News Travel

If you're making a journey on the rails in Yorkshire this Monday morning, most services appear to be generally running on time.

However:

  • The 08:38 service from Sheffield to Norwich is running about 12 minutes late
  • The 08:43 service from Doncaster to Leeds has been cancelled
  • The 08:45 service from Leeds to Manchester Airport is running about six minutes late
  • The 08:57 service from Doncaster to Southampton Central is running about six minutes late
  • The 09:00 from York to Scarborough is running about six minutes late
  • The 09:01 from Wakefield Westgate to Leeds has been cancelled

For all the latest live updates from the county's main railway stations, click on the links below:

Flood warnings issued as snow and rain fall on Yorkshire

More than 20 flood warnings are in place across Yorkshire this morning as heavy rain and snow is falling on much of the county.

Snow in pannal
BBC

The Met Office has also issued a yellow weather warning for rain and snow for much of the region between 02:00 and 15:00.

Most of the flood warnings are for North Yorkshire, with 10 of them covering the York area.

Over the weekend, parts of Yorkshire were flooded for the third successive weekend, following Storms Ciara and Dennis earlier in the month.

However the EA says it is "quietly comfortable" about the risk of flooding

Frank Deplanter, from the Environment Agency, said flood defences were protecting about 2,000 properties in York.

He said the River Ouse would peak at a similar level seen during Storm Dennis last weekend with some flooding for the "usual suspects".

'Think big' for Tour de Yorkshire land art

People are being asked to "think big and get creative" ahead of the Tour de Yorkshire rolling into towns and villages this year.

The winking goose
Welcome to Yorkshire

TV pictures showed huge pieces of land art along the route as cyclists peddled through Yorkshire last year.

For the 2020 event, schools, community groups and businesses are being asked to come up with giant designs as part of a Welcome to Yorkshire competition.

Last year's winner, featuring a winking goose and turkey riding 70s Chopper bikes, is pictured above.

A Best Dressed award will also be given to places with "the most spectacular and eye-catching decorations".

York flood victims meet as new weather warning issued

Flood victims in York are being given the chance to tell the Environment Agency and the city's Labour MP, Rachel Maskell, what support has been like during the recent floods.

Flooded River Ouse in York
BBC

Ms Maskell, who organised tonight's meeting, says: "I hope residents will reflect on what's happened over the last few days, tell us where there are weaknesses in the council's plans and also what's not happened around flood protection since the 2015 floods.

"The Environment Agency is coming along to listen and to take those views down to Westminster to speak to government ministers about what more needs to be done."

The flood meeting starts at 17:00 at the City of York Council's West Offices.

The level of the River Ouse in York is currently 3.48m above its normal level and three flood warnings remain in place.

The Met Office has issued a warning for heavy rain and high winds, starting at about lunchtime and lasting into the weekend.

Watch: River Ouse level remains higher than usual

Pedestrians and cyclists are once again using riverside paths in York despite continuing high levels on the River Ouse.

The level on the river is rising slowly and has risen a couple of centimetres since this time yesterday.

At 09:00 this morning, it was 3.49m above its usual level. At the same time yesterday the level was 3.43m.

The Environment Agency has issued seven flood warnings for North Yorkshire.

Three are for York at St George's Field, riverside properties and Naburn Lock:

Check your Yorkshire train journey

BBC News Travel

If you're making a journey on the rails in Yorkshire this Friday morning, most services appear to be running generally to time.

However:

  • The 08:43 Doncaster to Leeds service has been cancelled
  • The 09:01 Wakefield Westgate to Leeds service has been cancelled
  • The 09:07 Bradford Interchange to York service has been cancelled
  • The 09:30 Leeds to York service has been cancelled
  • The 09:36 Bradford Interchange to Huddersfield service has been cancelled
  • The 09:45 Leeds to Kings Cross has been cancelled

For all the latest live updates from the county's main railway stations, click on the links below:

Yorkshire's Thursday weather forecast

BBC Weather

Rain is expected to move across Yorkshire this morning, turning to snow on the hills.

A bright, windy and cold afternoon will follow, with occasional showers.

The evening is expected to be chilly with rain showers:

Weather graphic
BBC

A1(M) closure: Hydrogen leak shuts road in County Durham

If you're heading north on the A1 in North Yorkshire this morning, be aware that a hydrogen leak on a broken-down lorry has closed part of the road further north in County Durham.

Traffic jam
BBC

Drivers are being warned the northbound carriageway is likely to be shut for several hours.

Police and fire services are at the scene, which has seen the road closed between junction 63 near Chester-le-Street and junction 64 near Washington.

Highways England said it was "likely to affect the morning peak travel period".

An exclusion zone has been set up around the vehicle.

Diversions have been put in place for motorists, but delays are about 60 minutes, the organisation said.

Check your Yorkshire train journey

BBC News Travel

If you're making a journey on the rails in Yorkshire this Thursday morning, most services appear to be running generally to time.

However:

  • The 09:07 Bradford Interchange to York service has been cancelled
  • The 09:30 Leeds to York service has been cancelled
  • The 09:45 Sheffield to Leeds via Barnsley service has been cancelled
  • The 09:53 Bradford Interchange to Leeds service has been cancelled

For all the latest live updates from the county's main railway stations, click on the links below:

UK house prices rising fastest in Yorkshire and Humber

Simon Read

Business Reporter

Property values climbed more than three times as much in Yorkshire and Humber as in south-east England, new figures show.

Estate Agent signs
BBC

Land Registry figures for December also revealed a post-election boost, with London prices rising 1.6%.

The end-of-year surge meant all regions saw a positive annual growth rate for the first time since February 2018.

UK average house prices increased by 2.2% over the year to December 2019, up from 1.7% in the previous month.

They rose 3.9% in Yorkshire and the Humber last year, but just 1.2% in the South East.

The average UK house price reached a record high of £235,000 in December 2019, £5,000 more than a year earlier.

York's flooded River Ouse falls 0.5m in 24 hours

These are the latest pictures of the flooded River Ouse in the centre of York:

River Ouse in York
BBC

The Environment Agency (EA) says the river is currently 3.7m above its normal level, which means it's fallen 0.5m in the last 24 hours.

River Ouse in York
BBC

The EA says river levels are slowly falling, but has issued a total of 18 flood warnings in Yorkshire for the Ouse, Swale, Ure, Derwent and Aire.

River Ouse in York
BBC

The Met Office is warning of more heavy rain later this week and has issued a yellow weather warning for "persistent rain" from lunchtime on Friday until 06:00 Saturday.

Dispersal order for Stockton town centre

Following a number of reports of antisocial behaviour, a dispersal order will be in place from this evening until Friday.

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Fire service may charge for false alarms

BBC Look North

North East and Cumbria

Business owners on Teesside could be charged for false alarm call-outs to the fire service.

Cleveland Fire Brigade received more than 500 calls to non-residential properties last year when there was no fire, and false alarms account 6% of all emergency calls.

The service is considering charges to cover the £345 cost of dispatching an engine.

BreakingMurder charge over teenager’s death

A 31-year-old man has been charged with murder after a teenager's body was found at a house in Stockton.

The body of 18-year-old Taylor Black was found at the property in Ketton Road on Monday. Cleveland Police have not said how he died.

Nathan Costello, of Ketton Road, is set to appear at Teesside Magistrates' Court this morning.

Flood warnings remain amid new concerns over rain forecast

A total of 20 flood warnings still in place in Yorkshire this morning following Storms Ciara and Dennis.

B1223 Ulleskelf
BBC

They've been issued by the Environment Agency for the Ouse, Swale, Ure, Derwent and Aire.

River levels are now falling, with the Ouse in York now at 3.7m above its normal level.

However, the Met Office is warning of more heavy rain later this week and has issued a yellow weather warning for "persistent rain," from lunchtime on Friday until 06:00 Saturday.

Forecasters say the rain may lead to flooding and travel disruption during Friday daytime and Friday night.

Check your Yorkshire train journey

BBC News Travel

If you're making a journey on the rails in Yorkshire this Wednesday morning, most services appear to be running generally to time.

However:

  • The 08:30 Leeds to Liverpool Lime Street service has been cancelled
  • The 08:58 York to London Kings Cross service has been cancelled

For all the latest live updates from the county's main railway stations, click on the links below:

Police name man found dead in Stockton house

Police have named a man whose body was discovered in a house on Ketton Road in Stockton.

The body of 18-year-old Taylor Black was discovered yesterday.

Officers say he had suffered serious injuries.

Specialist officers are supporting Taylor’s family and the force says its thoughts are with them at this very difficult time.

A 31 year old man continues to be questioned on suspicion of murder.

Yorkshire must get its fair share of flood cash - York MP

A North Yorkshire MP says it's important Yorkshire gets its share of £5bn pledged by the government for flood defences over the next six years.

Julian Sturdy
Conservative Party

Current figures show a third of the money is due to be spent in London and the South East.

Conservative MP for York Outer, Julian Sturdy, says: "We have to make sure this money gets into our region as well.

"It's not just about building hard flood defences and higher walls. We've got to look at how we slow the flow, because that could have a huge impact on places like York."

Tadcaster North Yorkshire
AFP/Getty Images

The government has said it's investing "record" amounts in new flood defences which would protect about 300,000 homes in total.

It said in terms of money spent per home at risk of flooding, the north of England received more than the south.

Yorkshire's Tuesday weather forecast

BBC Weather

This morning will be a mixture of sunny intervals and showers.

Some of the showers will be wintry on high ground.

This afternoon is likely to be windy with rain and hill snow.

Tonight will see a mixture of clear spells, brisk winds and wintry showers:

Weather graphic
BBC

Check your Yorkshire train journey

BBC News Travel

If you're making a journey on the rails in Yorkshire this Tuesday morning, most services appear to be running generally to time.

However:

  • The 08:16 Sheffield to Leeds service has been cancelled
  • The 08:19 Doncaster to Newcastle service has been cancelled
  • The 08:32 Leeds to Sheffield service has been cancelled
  • The 08:42 York to Newcastle service has been cancelled
  • The 08:42 Leeds to Newcastle service has been cancelled
  • The 09:07 York to Newcastle service has been cancelled
  • The 09:14 Wakefield Westgate to Leeds service has been cancelled

For all the latest live updates from the county's main railway stations, click on the links below:

Arrest after man found dead in Stockton

A man has been arrested after a man died at a house in Stockton.

He was discovered with serious injuries by emergency services called to the address on Ketton road in the Hardwick area at 10:15 this morning.

Cleveland Police said a 31-year-old man was arrested at the scene in connection with the incident.

A cordon is in place and officers remain in the area conducting inquiries.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the force.

Check your Yorkshire train journey

BBC News Travel

If you're making a journey on the rails in Yorkshire this Monday morning, there are some delays on services.

There are major problems in South Yorkshire, with lines to Rotherham Central Station blocked due to severe flooding. This issue is expected to continue throughout the day.

Network Rail and train operator Northern are urging passengers to check alternative routes before travelling this morning.

As a result, replacement bus services are running between Swinton and Meadowhall.

For all the latest details of the situation in Rotherham, visit the National Rail Enquiries website.

Meanwhile:

  • The 08:14 Doncaster to London Kings Cross service has been cancelled
  • The 08:15 Leeds to London Kings Cross service has been cancelled
  • The 08:17 Doncaster to Leeds service has been cancelled
  • The 08:17 Wakefield Westgate to Leeds service has been cancelled
  • The 08:30 Wakefield Westgate to London Kings Cross service has been cancelled
  • The 08:35 Wakefield Westgate to Doncaster service has been cancelled
  • The 08:36 Wakefield Westgate to Leeds service has been cancelled
  • The 08:58 Leeds to Knottingley service has been cancelled
  • The 09:03 Doncaster to Sheffield service has been cancelled
  • The 09:15 Leeds to London Kings Cross service has been cancelled
  • The 09:29 Wakefield Westgate to London Kings Cross service has been cancelled

For all the latest live updates from the county's main railway stations, click on the links below:

Government's 'watching' brief on Yorkshire floods

The Environment Secretary George Eustice has been touring flood defences in York this afternoon.

George Eustice
BBC

Mr Eustice said the government was keeping a close eye on the developing situation.

"In the next two days we are likely to see continuing water level rises particularly in Yorkshire.

"We are keeping a very close watching brief on this because this is a situation that could develop over the next two to three days even if we don't have more rain."

The River Ouse in York is expected to peak at about 4.8m above normal levels on Tuesday morning.

Volunteers are ready whatever the weather

A lot of emergency workers have been working hard to shore up flood defences across Yorkshire.

A whole host of volunteers are also ready to act depending on the situation.

David Wilson
BBC

David Wilson (pictured above) is a volunteer with York Rescue.

He says that at the moment the flood levels in the city aren't out of the ordinary, but his team is on standby to help in case the situation gets worse over the next 24 hours.

The team has 26 operational volunteers that can be called on if necessary.

We can get in to evacuate people from buildings. We're qualified to evacuate people from cars, in floodwater. Or even just do the humanitarian - make sure people are okay if they are surrounded by water."

David WilsonYork Rescue

Full rivers across Yorkshire

Storm Dennis has brought heavy rainfall across Yorkshire.

That rainfall has seen river levels rise across the region and a multi-agency response to shore up flood defences.

The video gives you a snapshot of just how high Yorkshire's rivers are now:

'Stay out of flood water' warn agencies

The multi-agency teams dealing with the flooding threat following Storm Dennis are urging people to not attempt to drive through flood water.

Car stuck in flood water
NYCC

Group Manager at North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service, Lee Smith, said: “There may be a view that because the rain is easing away the problem is over – that’s not the case and the impact of the rainfall will continue to become apparent over the next hours and days.

“We appeal to the public to continue to stay safe and to heed all warning signs and messaging."

He said a number of motorists had been rescued from flood water.

If you drive into flood water you could be putting your life and the lives of the emergency services who will likely need to rescue you – at risk. Please don’t do it."

Richard FlintonChair of York and North Yorkshire Local Resilience Forum

York 'main concern' for agency

The Environment Agency says possible flooding in York is now its main concern for the next 48 hours.

York
BBC

Heavy rain brought by Storm Dennis has left North Yorkshire with 19 flood warnings.

However, the Environment Agency said it looks like the situation is steadily improving across the county.

The River Ouse is expected to peak on Tuesday morning but it isn't expected to reach the record levels of November 2000.

We go with a reasonable worst case scenario and prepare and plan accordingly. Stay vigilant, follow our social media and keep an eye on the flood warnings."

Martin ChristmasEnvironment Agency

Flooding closes numerous roads

A number of roads across North Yorkshire are currently closed due to flooding from Storm Dennis.

Road closure sign
North Yorkshire County Council

North Yorkshire County Council has a full list of closures on its website.

You can follow this link to see if a closure will affect your journey today.

Ouse to peak at 4.8m above normal - MP

The Labour MP for York Central has tweeted the Environment Agency has informed her the Ouse in the city will peak at 4.8m.

That's higher than last week after Storm Ciara, but lower than in previous major flooding events:

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Ouse 'not likely' to peak until Tuesday

The Environment Agency (EA) has said the River Ouse at York is "not likely" to reach its peak until Tuesday.

The video shows the current height of the river at Kings Staith in the city centre:

The current level of the Ouse at the Viking Recorder is 3.4m. Last week it peaked on Tuesday at about 4.35m above normal levels.

The EA has indicated that the river is likely to exceed that level, but not reach its record level of 5.4m in 2000.

'Rivers coping' says expert

It's been a wet and stormy night for much of West and North Yorkshire.

Thee has been lots of focus on the Calder Valley and parts of North Yorkshire struck by Storm Ciara last week.

Those spots are already saturated by water.

However, the latest picture shows that many rivers are currently handling the water running through them.

The River Calder at Mytholmroyd, which was the focus on attention yesterday with the Army involved in helping defend the area from flooding, looks like this at the moment:

River Calder levels at Mytholmroyd
GOV.UK

It's currently at 2.77m but data above shows it falling - that is subject to change.

Look North climate correspondent Paul Hudson has tweeted this:

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Flood warnings in North Yorkshire

After Storm Dennis swept through the region on Saturday night and Sunday morning there are currently dozens of flood warnings and alerts for North Yorkshire.

Fllod warning map
GOV.UK

As of 07:00 on Sunday a total of 32 flood warnings - meaning that flooding is expected and for people to take action - are in place.

There are also 49 flood alerts - meaning people should be aware - in place too.

You can find warnings and alerts for your local area in North Yorkshire here.

Storm Dennis: What we know now

As Yorkshire continues to be buffeted by Storm Dennis here's a re-cap of what we know so far:

Soldiers building flood barrier in Ilkley
Getty Images

Watch: Weather forecast for Yorkshire

Katerina Christodoulou

Look North weather presenter

As Storm Dennis arrives in Yorkshire here's what to expect from today's weather: