AS hundreds of revellers gathered in Driffield’s Market Place to joyfully usher in the New Year, the milestone marked challenging times ahead for property owner in the region who have been affected by flooding.
Communities and businesses around the town have been devastated by the legacy of heavy rain which has fallen over the past few weeks.
As the Driffield Times and Post went to press, much of Burton Fleming remained under water - a situation unlikely to change for some time.
Officials at Driffield Rugby Club are also waiting for the water to subside so that they can assess the damage to an all weather pitch which currently remains submerged following the deluge.
Floods also forced the cancellation of two rugby fixtures, including the annual Steve Knowles memorial game, amid health and safety concerns over car parking and drainage.
The annual New Year ball at the rugby club was able to go ahead but there remains some doubt as to whether the fourth team game will take place this weekend. The first, second and third teams are all playing away.
* See also pages 3 and 4
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