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Wharfe floods A65 and other roads in Ilkley

Image: Rachel Taylor Laidler

Heavy rain on Sunday and melting snow from Saturday has caused the River Wharfe in Ilkley to burst its banks.

The A65, Countenance Way, between Ilkley and Burley-in-Wharfedale is closed (Sunday 20/2/22), along with Denton Road, the A660 between Burley-in-Wharfedale and Otley and Bolton Road at Bolton Abbey.

Flood warnings are in place for Ilkley and the River Wharfe at Bolton Bridge, Addingham, Burley-in-Wharfedale and Otley. For the most recent updates visit:


River levels in Ilkley were starting to drop at 4pm:

Image: Alan Reynolds


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