STORM Ciara swept across Ryedale at the weekend leading to flooding, power cuts and transport disruption.

Warnings remained in place for the River Derwent yesterday (Tuesday), however those for the River Rye and River Esk have been withdrawn.

During Sunday’s storm a number of becks were also affected, including Rillington, Hovingham and Thornton-le-Dale. The A64 was also flooded at the bottom of Trousdale Hill between Huttons Ambo and the Welburn crossroads.

Train services were suspended by TransPennine Express (TPE) between York and Scarborough after a tree fell on the line.

A fallen tree also blocked the road in Great Barugh and one lane of the A64 westbound near Scampston blocked by a fallen tree. Power lines were also brought down with properties in Pickering affected.

Fire crews were called to Settrington to a fallen tree which was in danger of affecting a power line. Dalby Forest was also closed but reopened yesterday.

Superintendent Jason Dickson, of North Yorkshire Police, said: “It’s been a busy weekend for everyone at North Yorkshire Police. Our officers, staff and volunteers have been working extremely hard to help people throughout the county and meet the demand brought about by the weather.

“We’re continuing to work closely with other organisations to keep routes as clear as possible and divert motorists if absolutely necessary. If you see a diversion, remember it’s there for your safety. If a road is flooded or closed, please don’t be tempted to chance it – it won’t save you any time and it could be a costly mistake.”

Deputy Chief Fire Officer Jon Foster said: “Our fire crews, control room staff and officers have had a busy weekend with over 180 calls taken in our control room in a 24-hour period. As always there was a great response from a number of partner organisations and volunteer groups who all pulled together to help local communities.”

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