Thursday morning update: Flood alert lifted for River Calder throughout Calderdale

Calderdale council workers clearing the drains on New Road, Hebden Bridge.
Calderdale council workers clearing the drains on New Road, Hebden Bridge.
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The Environemt Agency has lifted the flood alert for the River Calder from Todmorden to Brighouse.

The agency, which lifted the alert last night, says water levels should now be declining over the next 48 hours.

Weather forecasters are predicting today will be mostly dry with any showers lighter than previous days.

Calderdale Council leader Tim Swift had said the council was prepared if flooding hit the district.

Sandbags had been put in place and gullies were being checked.

Schools, care homes and buildings at risk of flooding had been advised to prepare for the possibility of flooding.