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Current emergency road and bridge closures

In the event of an emergency such as severe weather, we will update the list of road and bridge closures in North Yorkshire.

Please note - this page does not cover closures due to road traffic accidents


Where to find updates about flooding

Travel information

For the latest traffic news relating to motorways and trunk roads e.g. A19, A66, A64 please visit the Highways agency website. You can also check the BBC travel website.

You can access gritting information and live weather cameras from around North Yorkshire on our gritting page.

High tides - risk of coastal flooding; update Monday 16 January


Update on coastal flooding, North Yorkshire's east coast.

The predicted gale force winds and tidal surge arrived at the east coast around 4.30pm on Friday 13 January, at a slightly higher level than anticipated. As expected, the large waves, combined with the high water levels saw overtopping of sea defences along the North Yorkshire coast in Whitby, Sandsend and Scarborough.

We have some damage to slipways, and roads have been cleared and inspected.

On Saturday morning all roads in Whitby have been reopened, including the A174 at Sandsend and Pier Road has now re-opened after a footpath repair. Roads in Scarborough are open.

Assessment of sea defences in Scarborough and Sandsend and there has been some minor damage, with further assessments planned next week.

Motorists are reminded not to drive on closed roads; updates will be posted on this page.

Road closure information as of 14 January 2017, 9.45pm

Information available on road closures in the county is as follows:

Area 1 - Richmond area including Hawes and LeyburnStatus
No confirmed closures.Open Open
Area 2 - Thirsk area including Easingwold and NorthallertonStatus
No confirmed closures.Open Open
Area 3 - Whitby area including Scarborough and FileyStatus
Sandsend - A174Open Open
Whitby - Pier RoadOpen Open
Whitby - Church StreetOpen Open
Scarborough - Royal Albert DriveOpen Open
Scarborough - Marine DriveOpen Open
Scarborough - Foreshore RoadOpen Open
Scarborough - Spa approach roadOpen Open
Scarborough - Scalby Mills Road, towards the Sealife CentreOpen Open
Area 4 - Ryedale area including Malton and PickeringStatus
No confirmed closures.Open Open
Area 5 - Skipton area including SettleStatus
No confirmed closures.Open Open
Area 6 - Boroughbridge area including Harrogate, Ripon, KnaresboroughStatus
No confirmed closures.Open Open
Area 7 - Selby area including TadcasterStatus
No confirmed closures.Open Open
A659 Bridge Street, Tadcaster including Tadcaster Bridge - closed due to ongoing repair work*Closed Closed

* In Tadcaster, some bus services are operating amended routes due to the bridge collapse and closure that took place in December 2015.


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This page was last updated on 16 January 2017