Calderdale Council issue statement regarding Friday night’s floods

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The Council have said that river levels are now receding and many of the roads which were swamped in the downpours are now open.

A Calderdale Council spokesperson said: “River levels are receding after flooding in many areas of Calderdale last night. The worst hit were Hebden Bridge, Todmorden, Mytholmroyd and Sowerby Bridge.

“All roads are now open and are passable with care. Street cleaners have worked throughout the night to clear drains and will continue to remove mud and debris over the weekend.

“Emergency services and the Council worked through the night last night to ensure people were looked after. Todmorden leisure centre, Calder High School and other local organisations opened as rest centres, where people sheltered for the night.”

Train and bus services are also disrupted so travellers should check their journeys before travelling.

For information on flood warnings and advice on what to do in a flood, visit the Environment Agency website: www.environment-agency.gov.uk or call their floodline on 0845 988 1188.