More Flooding for West Yorkshire

9 July 2012, 17:39

Parts of West Yorkshire are under two foot of water after a massive downpour.

The banks of the Hebden Bridge Canal broke and is flooding the town centre.

The A646 Burnley Road is closed in Mytholmroyd. There is also severe disruption on bus routes in the area.

Police are warning people to stay away from the area and urging residents to stay indoors.

Calderdale Council said waters should quickly subside, despite the disruption.

West Yorkshire police are directing traffic in Todmorden, Hebden Bridge and Mytholmroyd.

The Environment Agency have given some pumps to help residents affected by the flooding.

More than 500 homes and businesses in Hebden Bridge, Todmorden and Mytholmroyd were flooded in June.

 

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