Flooding hits East Yorkshire communities after rapid thaw of snow and ice (video)
HUNDREDS of sandbags have been handed out across the region after milder weather triggered a rapid thaw of snow and ice.
Standing water, coupled with rain and already saturated ground, has caused flooding in Beverley Westwood, Leconfield and Lockington.
East Riding Council is also monitoring conditions in Burton Fleming, Kilham, Cherry Burton, Leven and Driffield.
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Sandbags and pumping equipment are being used to defend properties in Pasture Terrace and Willow Grove, Beverley, where the council is working closely with Yorkshire Water and Humberside Fire and Rescue.
Drivers are being diverted away from roads across the Westwood after severe flooding. The York Road, between North Bar and the A1079 junction is badly affected.
Four roads have closed in Leconfield at Rootas Lane, Old Road and Mill Lane junction, Old Road A164 Main Street junction and Cherry Burton crossroads.
The Environment Agency has issued a flood warning for land beside the River Hull north of Beverley.
Communities in Holderness and along the River Derwent are also being advised to prepare for possible flooding.