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FLOOD UPDATE

6 December 2013

This morning’s high tides have passed – without causing any significant damage and it was lower than anticipated.

Road Updates:

Ferensway is still closed for cleaning and assessment.

Castle Street is now open, and the A63 is due to re-open before midday on Friday 06 December 2013.

A1077 is closed at Winteringham Fields.

Gunness Straight is now open.

All abandoned cars which were left on Castle Street have been recovered by Humberside Police and taken to Bells Trucks compound in Woodmansey.

Motorists can recover their vehicle from the compound without incurring a charge, due to the severe weather conditions.

Agencies have assessed the area around the Humber, and stated that there is no further risk to life at this time.

Rail services in and out of Hull and on the south bank of the River Humber.

This evening…

Spurn Point will still be inaccessible due to issues in Kilnsea area – work is underway to get the area cleaned and open

Tide levels are expected to be similar to the heights of this morning

Environment Agency staff are currently working to identify any issues with defences in preparations for the next high tide, which will be typically high.

Keep informed:

Emergency services are continuing to work hard across the Humberside area to ensure people’s safety. Residents are asked to take steps to keep informed of weather updates by keeping tuned into local radio stations.

We will continue to update residents via our website and social media: follow us on Twitter @humbersidefire, like us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/humbersidefireandrescue) or visit www.humbersidefire.gov.uk.

More information can be found via the Environment Agency website www.environment-agency.gov.uk or @EnvAgency

For advice in your local area contact the following numbers:

Local Authority Contacts:

North East Lincolnshire Council – Tel 01472 313131

North Lincolnshire Council – 01724 297 000

East Riding Council – 01482 393939

Hull City Council – 01482 300 300