Castleford motorists abandon cars as rivers across UK burst their banks

Determined motorists attempted to pass through a flooded section of road in Castleford, West Yorkshire on Sunday.

Drivers ignored the abandoned vehicles, which had become stranded on Barnsdale Road, and carried on driving.

Some manage to get through while others add to the growing number of abandoned cars.

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A car is submerged in flood water in York after the River Ouse bursts its banks, as flood warnings remain in place across the UK. (Photo by Danny Lawson/PA Images via Getty Images)
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Flood water in York after the River Ouse bursts its banks, as flood warnings remain in place across the UK. (Photo by Danny Lawson/PA Images via Getty Images)
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A partially submerged road sign in York after the River Ouse bursts its banks, as flood warnings remain in place across the UK. (Photo by Danny Lawson/PA Images via Getty Images)
Partially submerged picnic tables in York after the River Ouse bursts its banks, as flood warnings remain in place across the UK. (Photo by Danny Lawson/PA Images via Getty Images)
Flood water in York after the River Ouse bursts its banks, as flood warnings remain in place across the UK. (Photo by Danny Lawson/PA Images via Getty Images)
A partially submerged lifebuoy in York after the River Ouse bursts its banks, as flood warnings remain in place across the UK. (Photo by Danny Lawson/PA Images via Getty Images)
Partially submerged picnic tables in York after the River Ouse bursts its banks, as flood warnings remain in place across the UK. (Photo by Danny Lawson/PA Images via Getty Images)
Members of the public stand next to flood water in York after the River Ouse bursts its banks, as flood warnings remain in place across the UK. (Photo by Danny Lawson/PA Images via Getty Images)
Flood water in York after the River Ouse bursts its banks, as flood warnings remain in place across the UK. (Photo by Danny Lawson/PA Images via Getty Images)
A member of staff from the Kings Arms in York jumps across flood water after the River Ouse bursts its banks, as flood warnings remain in place across the UK. (Photo by Danny Lawson/PA Images via Getty Images)
Flood defenses in York after the River Ouse bursts its banks, as flood warnings remain in place across the UK. (Photo by Danny Lawson/PA Images via Getty Images)
A partially submerged bike stand in York after flood water after the River Ouse bursts its banks, as flood warnings remain in place across the UK. (Photo by Danny Lawson/PA Images via Getty Images)
A member of staff from the Kings Arms in York jumps across flood water after the River Ouse bursts its banks, as flood warnings remain in place across the UK. (Photo by Danny Lawson/PA Images via Getty Images)
Staff at the Kings Arms in York look on as flood water rises after the River Ouse bursts its banks, as flood warnings remain in place across the UK. (Photo by Danny Lawson/PA Images via Getty Images)
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AUCTERARDER, SCOTLAND - MARCH 16: Members of the public walk through the snow on March 16, 2013 in Aucterarder, Scotland. The Met Office has issued a yellow be aware warning for snow across the country until 21:00 on Saturday. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)
AUCTERARDER, SCOTLAND - MARCH 16: Members of the public walk through the snow on March 16, 2013 in Aucterarder, Scotland. The Met Office has issued a yellow be aware warning for snow across the country until 21:00 on Saturday. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)
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There were 29 flood warnings and 37 flood alerts in force on Sunday across the Midlands, northern England and parts of Wales, with two alerts in the Norwich area.

The Environment Agency said crews were installing temporary defences in Shrewsbury and Bewdley, going up to Ironbridge and Wribbenhall to protect from the rising River Severn in the Midlands.

In a statement, the agency said: "We have seen localised flooding in the Calder Valley, the Greater Manchester area, York and along the River Severn.

"River levels in some areas will continue to rise over the next few days in response to recent rainfall, however the outlook is for increasingly settled and dry conditions which will allow river levels to fall quickly in all but the slowest responding rivers.

"We have officers out on the ground checking defences, clearing drainage channels and supporting affected communities."

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