Whitby mopping up after night of floods

Whitby is this morning clearing up after suffering one of the worst town centre floods in its history.

Businesses in New Quay Road and Baxtergate were mopping up after flood levels rose and parts of the town were underwater, with power off until well into the evening on Thursday.

The clean-up operation on New Quay Road this morning'picture: Karl Hansell

The clean-up operation on New Quay Road this morning'picture: Karl Hansell

Our picture shows part of the cleaning-up operation under way on New Quay Road this morning, while sports editor Duncan Atkins shot footage of the waves as the strong morning tide began to recede at Sandsend.

More news and video footage to follow.