Flood recovery work progresses despite further rain

North Yorkshire highways officers were out this morning (Friday) in the Grinton area of the Yorkshire Dales inspecting the road network following heavy rain overnight.

A County Council highways officer discusses deployment of sandbags with local residents

There was some further flooding in the Grinton area and North Yorkshire County Council officers were on site since first thing this morning working with emergency services. Additional sandbags have been deployed in response to this and in anticipation of further rainfall forecast over the weekend.

Despite these atrocious weather conditions, work has continued to put in place temporary measures to reopen the B6270 Grinton to Richmond road and the C102 Grinton to Leyburn road by 16 August and 30 August respectively.

County Councillor Don Mackenzie, Executive Member for Access, who was in the area today, said: “The progress being made is remarkable. I have nothing but respect for our highways and bridges teams.”

This story was published 9 August 2019