Flood alerts, weather and transport updates for Hull and East Yorkshire
Heavy rain is continuing to cause disruption and surface flooding in parts of East Yorkshire.
Goole has been worst-hit again, following yesterday's deluge in the town.
As the rain began to ease this evening, the Met Office forecast a largely dry night and warned there would be isolated but heavy showers on Saturday and Sunday. It says the situation may begin to improve in the early part of next week.
Local authority workers have been on standby today to deal with potential flooding after the Met Office and Environment Agency warned of severe weather and potential flooding.
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East Riding Council fielded around 700 calls from residents, mainly in the Goole, Howden and Holderness areas, after 15-25mm of rain fell in six hours. It deployed sandbags in the Goole area.
Carl Brook, who is part-way through renovating a detached house on Airmyn Road, Goole, said: "We bought the house back in October and when we came and looked we knew that there could be some risk of flooding.
"We are on an incline so have escaped the worst of it but the footings are full of water and it's going to be a big job to sort it out.
"Clearly a lot of people haven't been so lucky. It's just awful."
Flood alerts remain in place for the River Hull, River Derwent, River Foulness and Holderness, meaning flooding is possible and people should be prepared. However, no flood warnings - meaning flooding is imminent - have been issued.
A number of weekend events have been cancelled, including tonight's racing at Beverley, but the Leeds v Hull FC Super League clash is definitely on, and the Burton Agnes Jazz Festival is expected to go ahead as planned.
5.20pm: More Goole pictures here from the Attlee Drive area. Terrible for the residents affected.
5pm: Bridlington's Beach Volleyball tournament is due to go ahead tomorrow. Good luck to them!
Heather Broll (@heatherbroll) tweets: "Packing for Bridlington beach volleyball tournament. Think I'm being to hopeful by packing when my bikini and sunglasses ..."
4.40pm: EYMS reports the following problems on the roads:
Standing water on the A63, but not too many delays.
A1034 between South Cave and Market Weighton flooded, but passable with care.
Ilkeston Road in Goole flooded, but passable with care.
Pasture Road, Goole, closed. Buses diverting via Clifton Ave.
Hook Lane, in Hook, is also affected by surface water.
3.15pm: The A614 road between Kirkburn and Bainton has reopened after a serious accident earlier today.
Motorists continue to face difficult conditions caused by standing water on roads and mist in the northern part of the county. Police are urging drivers to keep their headlights on.
2.50pm: Tonight's big meeting at Beverley Races has unfortunately been abandoned. There will be a course inspection tomorrow morning at 7am for Saturday's programme. Tomorrow's forecast is much better, so fingers crossed for one half of the Geordie weekend.
2.40pm: Humberside Fire and Rescue is urging motorists to avoid the A161 to Swinefleet as they try to pump away standing water.
Meanwhile, Hook Lane, at Hook, is affected by flooding both ways between the A614 Boothferry Road and Westfield Lane.
And EYMS has had to divert buses into Goole town centre via Clifton Gardens because of flooding in Pasture Road.
1.20pm: Latest on the trains: Flooding is causing disruption on the East Coast mainline between Grantham and Newark North Gate, with trains to and from Doncaster being delayed by up to 90 minutes.
1pm: The A614 remains closed at Kirkburn, near Driffield. It is understood a single vehicle was involved in a crash. The road is expected to be closed for most of the afternoon and police are advising motorists to avoid the area. It is not clear whether the weather was a factor in the accident.
12.54pm: Police asking drivers in Goole to drive slowly through flooded roads. They say vehicles are pushing water into homes.
12.15pm: Reporter James Campbell says Humberside Fire and Rescue Service has had 45 calls relating to flooding this morning, with the majority from the Goole area. There have been no evacuations or rescues so far.
Noon: A serious road traffic accident has closed the A614 near Driffield, between Kirkburn and Bainton.
EYMS says all services running as normal, according to its depots in Pocklington, Hornsea, Elloughton, Beverley, Bridlington, Withernsea and Hull.
More events cancelled: The popular Sledmere House car boot sale, which was due to be held on Sunday, has been cancelled due to heavy rain and muddy conditions. Lady Pamela Swinton, who donates the proceeds to the Yorkshire Air Ambulance and local charities, hopes the event can be rescheduled for later this year.
However, tonight's Leeds v Hull FC Super League match is definitely on.
11.10am Reporter James Burton has been talking to firefighters at the Beverley station. They have two high-volume pumps on full standby, ready to respond to any cases of flooding in the area.
Yorkshire Water says it is involved in "a massive operation" to minimise the impact of the heavy rain and help those who have suffered from flooding. More on its flood operation here including new video from its Bransholme pumping station.
11am: Reports coming in of events being cancelled this weekend, including the Driffield Farmers Market tomorrow, the Festive Football Grand Finals at Oak Road Playing Fields, which has been to Saturday, July 14, and cricket at Driffield. Scroll through the slideshow to see a picture of the outfield.
10.30am: East Riding Council is ready to deploy sandbags around the region. The council has activated its emergency plans and established an emergency control centre in order to respond quickly to any flooding incidents. More on the flooding plans from ERYC's John Skidmore here.
Hull City Council says it is monitoring the weather alongside other local authorities and the emergency services and has crews on standby today and all weekend. Staff are checking drains and CCTV is being used to monitor river and drain levels.
Meanwhile, two flood rescue specialists from Bridlington RNLI have been put on standby to travel to the Midlands to help with severe flooding in the area. It is anticipated they could be flown in by helicopter.
10.20am: Problems continuing for motorists in the north of the county, where the A166 is affected by flooding at Church Road, Stamford Bridge and is only just passable.
10am: Up in Bridlington, Simon Kench says the rain has eased a little, although there are intermittent heavy bursts. Simon is heading out into the Wolds. He says roads appear passable but standing water means caution is required. Rain is continuing to cause difficult driving conditions on the M62 Ouse Bridge. On Twitter, EYMS is being asked if there is any truth in rumours it will replace buses with double-decker speed boats.
9.30am: The misery continues for the Goole area after yesterday's flooding. Firefighters have attended incidents in Attlee Drive, Goole, and Kings Road, Swinefleet, so far this morning. The jobs fair at Goole High is still on thought. Thanks to our user Goolefan for posting these pictures of the flooding.
Footage here of the aftermath of yesterday's lightning strike in the town:
Meanwhile, reporter James Campbell has been talking to our councils, emergency services and Yorkshire Water. They all say they are prepared for the worst-case scenario with staff on standby ready to respond to any cases of flooding.
9.15am: Big couple of days for Beverley Races with the popular Geordie weekend. The course says a precautionary inspection will take place at 2pm for racing tonight. Going is soft, good to soft places. They're keeping their fingers crossed the rain eases off this afternoon.
Lots of rain in Leeds as well raising some fears for Hull FC's game at Headingley tonight.
8.40am: EYMS says buses running as normal this morning in East Yorkshire so far, but it is warning of potential delays later.
8.15am: Hazardous driving conditions reported on the M62 Ouse Bridge.
7.45am: Surface water is causing problems for drivers in the north of the county and in the Goole and Swinefleet area.
Simon Kench, our man in Bridlington says traffic is building on the roads as people who normally walk or cycle take to their cars. That's hardly surprising with thunder and lightning around the town.
Howden School and Technology College and Airmyn Park Primary School in Goole are both closed.
6.45am: The Environment Agency has the following flood alerts in place:
For the River Hull catchment area:
• The lower River Hull, including Cottingham, Kirk Ella, Anlaby, Hessle, Brandsholme, and Kingston upon Hull
• The central River Hull area including Arram, Tickton, Beverley, Dunswell, Walkington, Skidby, Elloughton, Brough, and Swanland
• Upper River Hull area including Kilham, Nafferton, Driffield, Bainton, North Dalton, Leconfield, Leven, Brandesburton, North Frodingham and Beeford
• The Holderness area, including Leven, Bransholme, Salt End, Hedon, Burstwick, Thorngumbald, Sunk Island, Kilnsea and Hornsea
River Foulness and Market Weighton Catchment
• The River Foulness and the Market Weighton Canal and their tributaries
An Environment Agency statement says: "From 6am Friday morning we are expecting heavy rain showers to enter the region from the east coast travelling westwards across the region.
"Some of this rain is likely to be very heavy, which has the potential to cause localised surface water problems.
"Saturated ground means that rivers will respond to these showers. Further heavy showers are expected throughout the region on Friday."
John Skidmore, head of streetscene services at East Riding of Yorkshire Council, said: "We have been alerted by the Met Office of heavy rain which will arrive on the east coast at 7am and move across the entire region which could lead to potential flooding issues.
"We have suspended all grounds, highway and street sweeping operations tomorrow so we have staff available should we need to activate any emergency plans.
"We will have staff at locations across the East Riding letting us know how heavy the rainfall is and if there are any areas of localised flooding so we can deploy services where we need them quickly.
"The rain is predicted to arrive on the east coast at 7am and move out of the area early afternoon.
"Driving conditions in tomorrow morning’s rush hour could be potentially hazardous due to surface water. I would urge drivers to allow extra time for their journey and drive accordingly."
Standing water is causing problems for motorists on some East Riding roads.
Hull Trains are disrupted this morning, although this is due to "technical problems" rather than the weather. Full details on the Hull Trains website.
More to follow