Wednesday, 31 July 2019

Aftermath of the Swaledale floods

The clear up in Swaledale is already underway after flash flooding yesterday afternoon. Trucks and diggers are clearing the roads of mud and other debris, and NYCC Highways engineers have been to look at the damaged sections of road.

The mood is positive despite the devastation, with many people simply saying that it is good that nobody was hurt. The Arkle beck still powers down through Reeth but people are busy clearing out their flooded homes and businesses.