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York student housing - check your street for flooding

Check the extent of flooding in your street as Nouse brings you updates on flood levels in York's student housing areas

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YUSU President Ben Leatham is photographing York's student streets and neighbourhoods to gauge the extent of flooding in the area; we will be bringing you updates from Ben's journey - check in to see how your street or area is affected.


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F.P Posted on Tuesday 26 Jan 2021

Thanks for this :)

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Sinclair Properties Posted on Tuesday 26 Jan 2021

An excellent and helpful piece of work. Well done and thank you.

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Anonymous Posted on Tuesday 26 Jan 2021

Good job Ben!

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Anonymous Posted on Tuesday 26 Jan 2021

Cheers Ben

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Anonymous Posted on Tuesday 26 Jan 2021

Thanks Ben, your dedication is appreciated!

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Anonymous Posted on Tuesday 26 Jan 2021

Can you look at Milson Grove/Millfield Lane please? Supposedly at risk and getting worried!

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Chris H Posted on Tuesday 26 Jan 2021

Some gardens flooded in Millfield as the stream through the park is flooded, check with your landlord if you're worried, milson not going to flood barring total disaster.

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Anonymous Posted on Tuesday 26 Jan 2021

Thanks for your effort Ben! Please could you check how far up Tang Hall Lane the water has come?

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Chris H Posted on Tuesday 26 Jan 2021

Blocked at bad bargain lane junction, otherwise totally fine

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Anonymous Posted on Tuesday 26 Jan 2021

Ben is a hero!

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Anonymous Posted on Tuesday 26 Jan 2021

Thanks tom! Fifth avenue tang hall please!

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latasha burrows Posted on Tuesday 26 Jan 2021

Fifth avenue is all fine :)

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Anonymous Posted on Tuesday 26 Jan 2021

Fourth av please!

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Chris H Posted on Tuesday 26 Jan 2021

No houses affected but melrosegate blocked at fourth ave & hull road end

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Anonymous Posted on Tuesday 26 Jan 2021

Thank you Ben! You are a star! This is such a relief!

Please could you check Tang Hall Lane near the Premier Shop too if possible?

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Chris H Posted on Tuesday 26 Jan 2021

Fine there, no chance water would get that high

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Anonymous Posted on Tuesday 26 Jan 2021

Any news about on campus accommodation? Hes East in particular?

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Rob Aitken Posted on Tuesday 26 Jan 2021

I have not heard of any problems on campus. Estates are keeping the drains clear as far as I am aware.

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Josh Posted on Tuesday 26 Jan 2021

Yeah Accommodation Services tweeted that no problems with any properties managed by the University, either on or off campus

Anonymous Posted on Tuesday 26 Jan 2021

Give the man a chance!

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Anonymous Posted on Tuesday 26 Jan 2021

What a champion

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Anonymous Posted on Tuesday 26 Jan 2021

This is brilliant, thank you!! Is Hartoft street okay?

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graham Posted on Tuesday 26 Jan 2021

This guy is a genuine star. Many thanks .

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anon Posted on Tuesday 26 Jan 2021

brownlow street please! :)

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Anonymous Posted on Tuesday 26 Jan 2021

Please could you check along Foss Islands Road? Supposedly flooded but I'm not sure how close to the houses yet - ta!

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Chris H Posted on Tuesday 26 Jan 2021

Flooded from peasholme green to Waitrose entrance

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Rob Posted on Tuesday 26 Jan 2021

does anyone know what osbaldwick is looking like???

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Wendy Knight Posted on Tuesday 26 Jan 2021

any news on millfield lane the houses that back onto the beck

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Chris H Posted on Tuesday 26 Jan 2021

Two or three houses flooded that back onto the stream through the park

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Anonymous Posted on Tuesday 26 Jan 2021

Is the water as far as Lawrence Street? If so how close to uni/shell garage does it get from town?

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Chris H Posted on Tuesday 26 Jan 2021

No, not likely to barring disaster!

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Anonymous Posted on Tuesday 26 Jan 2021

This is great Ben, thanks so much! Is there any chance you could check Abbotsford Road, near the Shell garage?

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Anonymous Posted on Tuesday 26 Jan 2021

Ben you are a babe

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Izzy Posted on Tuesday 26 Jan 2021

thanks so much for this Ben! :)

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Anonymous Posted on Tuesday 26 Jan 2021

This is amazing, thank you so much Ben! Amazing president.

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Anonymous Posted on Tuesday 26 Jan 2021

Could someone tell what Heworth green is looking like?

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Chris H Posted on Tuesday 26 Jan 2021

Roundabout by Sainsbury's underwater, otherwise fine

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Anonymous Posted on Tuesday 26 Jan 2021

Thanks!! I live on it near the roundabout with Stockton Ln and Heworth road, but am away at the mo

Chris H Posted on Tuesday 26 Jan 2021

If the water got that high the whole city would be washed away!

Steve Posted on Tuesday 26 Jan 2021

Constantine Avenue please! (Ben you are the best!)

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Chris H Posted on Tuesday 26 Jan 2021

Closed to traffic but not flooded, got the cycle track to drain onto. Might get cut off if water rises overnight

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Anonymous Posted on Tuesday 26 Jan 2021

Tang hall lane, near the co-op?

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Chris H Posted on Tuesday 26 Jan 2021

Fine that side, water unlikely to get that high

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Anonymous Posted on Tuesday 26 Jan 2021

Can you go and check bootham row?

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Anonymous Posted on Tuesday 26 Jan 2021

BigBen we love you <3

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Anonymous Posted on Tuesday 26 Jan 2021

Thanks so much Ben!

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Anonymous Posted on Tuesday 26 Jan 2021

Fantastic service from all involved! Thanks to both Ben and the whole team being this updates page

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Anonymous Posted on Tuesday 26 Jan 2021

*behind this updates page

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Anonymous Posted on Tuesday 26 Jan 2021

This is amazing, thank you so much!

If anyone knows how Asquith Avenue off Tang Hall lane is getting on, that would be great.

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Chris H Posted on Tuesday 26 Jan 2021

I live on the next street over, it's fine but tang hall lane is blocked towards heworth

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Constantine Posted on Tuesday 26 Jan 2021

BEN is the GOAT SU prez

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Anna Posted on Tuesday 26 Jan 2021

Anyone know about Heron Court flats off James Street next to Alton Cars? Thanks

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Jack Posted on Tuesday 26 Jan 2021

Hi, is anybody able to tell me whether Thirlmere Drive off Burnholme Avenue is flooded? Thanks!

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Chris H Posted on Tuesday 26 Jan 2021

Haven't been that way but it's unlikely to be affected

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Jack Posted on Tuesday 26 Jan 2021

Thanks for the reply, Chris. We're raised slightly higher so I hope we're okay.

A worried mum Posted on Tuesday 26 Jan 2021

Ben you're a star! But any chance you might check out Tang Hall Lane near the beck (house numbers high twenties/low thirties) tomorrow please? Stay safe x

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Anon Posted on Tuesday 26 Jan 2021

How is the Millennium bridge? I'm coming back soon and live on bishopthorpe road. I've seen the Bishopgate bridge is completely flooded and I'm worried I won't be able to make it to campus for my exams if the weather doesn't improve

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Anonymous Posted on Tuesday 26 Jan 2021

Anyone know what the bishy road/scarcroft road area is like?

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Claire Neill Posted on Tuesday 26 Jan 2021

Please pass this information to the environment agency. The pictures, times and dates will be very useful in data collection.

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Anonymous Posted on Tuesday 26 Jan 2021

Thank you so much for the information, Ben! Do you know anything about Mcquades court? It is just off Navigation road and very end of Walmegate (not town end). The flat is just inside the wall and very close to the bar. I know that student castle is fine and so is Jenny's fish and chips shop. So, I am hoping my flat is just fine.

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Anonymous Posted on Tuesday 26 Jan 2021

This is a fantastic service and would like to say a massive thank you for doing all this, I've looked through all the posts and just wanted to ask if anyone knows if Markham Crescent is flooding?

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Anonymous Posted on Tuesday 26 Jan 2021

Thank you so much Ben! You Hero!

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Anonymous Posted on Tuesday 26 Jan 2021

Ben, Guys, can anyone tell if Burnholme Grove is ok? Thanks!!!

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Anonymous Posted on Tuesday 26 Jan 2021

This is fantastic! Thank-you for this! :)

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Danny Posted on Tuesday 26 Jan 2021

Hi Ben, going over Lendal Bridge via Monksgate roundabout, should be we have any problems with the roads? many thanks

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Chris H Posted on Tuesday 26 Jan 2021

That roundabout is flooded

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Gareth Posted on Tuesday 26 Jan 2021

Hi Chris, great work.. Is monk gate flooded??? We have a bnb booked for tomorrow evening and the company are currently unwilling to give us our money back.. Any update would be greatly appreciated

Brenda Posted on Tuesday 26 Jan 2021

I am amazed by this guy, Ben. A real hero who epitomises the British people in such difficult times. Keep safe Ben.

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David Landon Cole Posted on Tuesday 26 Jan 2021

Really useful and thoughtful thing to do - thankyou, Ben!

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Anonymous Posted on Tuesday 26 Jan 2021

Thanks for this great service. Does anybody know anything about the early numbered houses in Etty Avenue

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Anonymous Posted on Tuesday 26 Jan 2021

How's Owston avenue at the top (Milfield Lane end) please?

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Ella Doyle Posted on Tuesday 26 Jan 2021

What's Tuke Avenue like please! Just getting worried with the park and a beck behind the garden!

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Anonymous Posted on Tuesday 26 Jan 2021

Ben you are amazing, thank-you

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Anonymous Posted on Tuesday 26 Jan 2021

Is Bootham crescent okay?

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Anonymous Posted on Tuesday 26 Jan 2021

Thank Ben for taking your duties to this extent- can u check Temple Road please?
Worried mum x

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Anon Posted on Tuesday 26 Jan 2021

Eighth Avenue please?

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Anonymous Posted on Tuesday 26 Jan 2021

Any bridges open to get from the train station to Wolsley street? thanks

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Anonymous Posted on Tuesday 26 Jan 2021

Rockingham Avenue?

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jj Posted on Tuesday 26 Jan 2021

Thanks Ben! Any idea how farndale ave (off tranby in osbaldwick) is?

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Anonymous Posted on Tuesday 26 Jan 2021

Can you tell me what Alcuin Avenue is like please?

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Anonymous Posted on Tuesday 26 Jan 2021

Anyone knows how is Rawcliffe ? I'm away and worried about Reighton Av.

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BW Posted on Tuesday 26 Jan 2021

The Bungalows on Low Shipton Road have a lot of standing water by them but the rest of Rawcliffe is fine. Apparently river has now peaked so should be okay.

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Jan and Ken, Rosebud, Vic, Australia Posted on Tuesday 26 Jan 2021

Hi Ben, we are in Australia and our eldest son lives in Lawrence Street,hopefully he stays dry. Our youngest son lives near the Great Ocean Road in Victoria, bush fires. What a Christmas.

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Worried mum Posted on Tuesday 26 Jan 2021

My son is traveling back to York from Bradford today,he lives in burton stone lane he usually comes on the A64 and comes off at Askam Brian,are the roads ok round there

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Helene Posted on Tuesday 26 Jan 2021

Burton Stone Lane isn't flooded on the bingo side, believe the other side is also fine. River has gone down quite a lot also. Storm Frank was due to bring v. heavy rain today, at current we only have light rain.

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Reah Posted on Tuesday 26 Jan 2021

Anyone know if Scarcroft Road the mount end is ok? Got a ground floor flat there and we are worried :/ so sorry to all those affected, complete devastation in a beautiful city.

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Nick Posted on Tuesday 26 Jan 2021

Scarcroft should be fine. It is really only low lying roads near watercourses that are affected. Take a look at the Env Agency flood map...
Good work, Ben!

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heidi Posted on Tuesday 26 Jan 2021

hello i live in Sheffield but my brother lives on eboracum way I have not spoken to him since 25th December.do you know if this road is flooded please im really worried.thank you x

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Julian McArdle Posted on Tuesday 26 Jan 2021

I booked a train journey for tomorrow( the 29th December) two weeks ago to travel from Scotland to York to visit the big Cycle Heaven store in the Fulford Rd area and have seen on the map that it looks very close to the river. Is it likely to be closed tomorrow with this flooding? Sorry to see such a disaster happen to York.

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David Ward Posted on Tuesday 26 Jan 2021

I know York well from the 50s and 60s. I have relatives living on Tang Hall. This service must reassure lots of families who have students attending the Universities in York. Well done.

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Anonymous Posted on Tuesday 26 Jan 2021

Thank you!!!

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Tom Harle Posted on Tuesday 26 Jan 2021

Best for Ben to go after the Ouse has peaked this afternoon

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Tom van Haarle Posted on Tuesday 26 Jan 2021

Up the Anty

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Helen Posted on Tuesday 26 Jan 2021

thank you so much for all this info...my 90 year old father is in Archways on Belgrave Street....phones are down and i cannot get any info....but reading all these comments really helps.......I know this is not student related but just wanted to say thanks....

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Helen Posted on Tuesday 26 Jan 2021

thanks for the emergency nhs number....managed to get through and all is well at Archways apart from phones down !!....again many many thanks for your hard work you are stars..........

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Anonymous Posted on Tuesday 26 Jan 2021

How is the groves doing?

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Anonymous Posted on Tuesday 26 Jan 2021

Does anyone know how Osbaldwick Village is doing?

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amb Posted on Tuesday 26 Jan 2021

fantastic effort Ben.
Credit to the SU.

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Anonymous Posted on Tuesday 26 Jan 2021

Smales street near fetter lane? Great job!

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A worried mum Posted on Tuesday 26 Jan 2021

Thanks for the update 're: Tang Hall Lane. You're doing a brilliant job keeping everyone informed on a very "fluid" situation (!!)
#above&beyondthecallofduty

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annie Posted on Tuesday 26 Jan 2021

Thanks Ben and thanks Nouse for your hard work! Are there any photos of Melbourne Street?

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Anon Posted on Tuesday 26 Jan 2021

Hello Ben,

I see that you are looking out for the flooded areas, could you please advise about Temple Avenue just off Tang Hall Lane? Thank you and thank you for the updates

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Anon Posted on Tuesday 26 Jan 2021

Sorry, the website loaded fully and have noted Temple Avenue okay . . . hopefully won't have problems.
Thank you for the updates

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Jess Posted on Tuesday 26 Jan 2021

Thank you so much for doing this!

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Anonymous Posted on Tuesday 26 Jan 2021

anyone know how the hungate lower flats are doing cordwainers court imparticular?
this has been the most helpful website I have found posting areas of flooding great idea!!

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EG Posted on Tuesday 26 Jan 2021

Does anyone know about Fulford Main Street? Down by the Bay Horse pub?

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Anonymous Posted on Tuesday 26 Jan 2021

Does anyone know if there is any flooding in Dodsworth avenue please?

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Chris Posted on Tuesday 26 Jan 2021

No. One end of road was blocked but seems clear now.

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Anonymous Posted on Tuesday 26 Jan 2021

Thank you so much for that,we are away at the minute so it was a little worrying.

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Thanks!! Posted on Tuesday 26 Jan 2021

Thanks so much for this Ben!!

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denise Posted on Tuesday 26 Jan 2021

well done for this information Ben. this is helpful and positive reporting. thank you. How is Walpole street fairing ?

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Anonymous Posted on Tuesday 26 Jan 2021

Took my daughter back to Walpole Street on Monday and it was ok

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Eburacensis Posted on Tuesday 26 Jan 2021

This is impressive! While BBC TV has been concentrating on the worst (and talking to people who haven't been in York long enough to know previous floods), you've taken the trouble to show what is not affected and reassure people. You and Radio York come out of this very well indeed!

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Chris Posted on Tuesday 26 Jan 2021

Indeed, some negative coverage on certain TV news channels making current situation look worse than it is.

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Eburacensis Posted on Tuesday 26 Jan 2021

Yes indeed! Here is the 'collapsed bridge at Tadcaster this morning: https://thegrove.smugmug.com/Professional/Tadcaster-Bridge/n-85CVLR/i-BxB9StJ/A

A SHRIMPTON Posted on Tuesday 26 Jan 2021

What a great job - would be very useful if City of York Councillors posted this sort of detailed info for the residents of their own areas on the CYC website.

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Anon Posted on Tuesday 26 Jan 2021

Is there any flooding in Ratcliffe Street ?

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Anonymous Posted on Tuesday 26 Jan 2021

You're fab Ben, thank you

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Erin Posted on Tuesday 26 Jan 2021

Were the lower flats on Beckside gardens just off melrosegate flooded? There were severe danger to life warning on the 28th!

Thanks for your effort, such a fantastic idea!

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Anonymous Posted on Tuesday 26 Jan 2021

good effort Ben! very thorough, must have taken a lot of work

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Anonymous Posted on Tuesday 26 Jan 2021

Brilliant man

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Hugh Jass Posted on Tuesday 26 Jan 2021

cheers, massive lifesaver

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