UPDATED: Whitby flooding: Road closures

flood warning

flood warning

A number of roads in and around Whitby have been closed due to flash flooding.

A police spokesman said: "The folowing roads are currently affected by flooding in whitby and should be avoided: The Carrs,Ruswarp (Road Closed), A171 near Home base, Baxtergate, Stakesby Vale, Auckland Way, Kirkham Road, Enterprise Way.

"Please do not ignore Road closed signs they are there for your safety."

Fire crews were also called to rescue a couple whose car became stuck in water.

***UPDATE***

Latest from North Yorkshire Police 9.30pm:

"Glen Esk Roadd closed. Larpool Lanen closed after Eskdale Roadd. A174 Sandsend Rd closed towards Sandsend from B1416 Love Lane"