'Commuters told to avoid Burton Fleming'
EAST Riding Council says flood water is slowly reducing in Burton Fleming but with rain still falling on to saturated ground, the council is continuing to work with other agencies to support residents in the village and other affected areas.
Three pumps are in operation in the village and the council has a good stock of sandbags if needed.
John Skidmore, head of streetscene services, said: "Flood waters have reduced in the village by about 10in, but the main street remains closed to traffic.
"The council would urge commuters to avoid Burton Fleming wherever possible."
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With further rain forecast, the council is keeping operations in Burton Fleming and at other affected locations under review.
Staff will continue to be on standby around the clock.
The council is planning to hold a drop-in session at the village hall on Saturday to discuss issues following the recent flooding.
Elsewhere in the East Riding, pumps are located at Stamford Bridge, Rawcliffe Bridge, Hornsea, and Willow Grove in Beverley.
The council continues to monitor issues in Cherry Burton, Kilham, Kellythorpe, Snaith and Driffield.
General advice following flooding can be found on the Health Protection Agency website at www.hpa.org.uk or by calling 01904 468900.