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Roads - flooding - drains and gullies
The cause and extent of road flooding determines the actions that the County Council will take and whether or not any other organisations have a duty to act.
When flooding occurs we need to make sure the water is cleared quickly and effectively from roads and pavements.
This can be helped by maintaining the road drainage systems that are intended to remove water efficiently from the surface of the highway. But when this is not enough, we will take further measures to make sure roads stay open and safe.
The table below illustrates what may cause the highway to flood and who to contact in the event of flooding:
During the winter period all water/sewer leaks must be reported to the County Council to allow for winter maintenance action to be taken as required.
View more information about how road drainage systems are maintained.
Current road and bridge closures
Access the road and bridge closures page to view a comprehensive list of current confirmed road and bridge closures across North Yorkshire.
Roads - flooding - drains and gullies - frequently asked questions