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Flood Alert for Esk Valley

Flood Alert for Esk Valley

Published by Matthew Pells at 8:11am 26th October 2019. (Updated at 8:18am 26th October 2019)

A Flood Alert has been issued by the Environment Agency for low lying land in the Esk Valley and some minor roads.

The agency say..

"River levels have risen overnight on the Lower River Esk at Briggswath as a result of heavy rainfall during Friday. Consequently, flooding of roads and low lying land is possible during Saturday 26/10/19.  Areas most at risk are low lying land and roads.   

Further rainfall is forecast until mid-afternoon on Saturday and we expect river levels to continue to rise.

We are closely monitoring the situation and our incident response staff are closely monitoring the forecast.  

Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses and plan driving routes to avoid low lying roads near rivers, which may be flooded. "

Esk Valley Flood Map


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