UPDATE: A646 re-opened after flash flooding

Flooding at Callis, Hebden Bridge.
Flooding at Callis, Hebden Bridge.

Police have confirmed that the A646 between Todmorden and Halifax has re-opened after it was closed yesterday due to flash flooding.

Police closed the road after a deluge around 1.30pm on Saturday.

But the road re-opened at 10.45pm last night.

Fire fighters from Todmorden, Halifax and Stanningley were called to deal with the flooding.

Staff from the Environment Agency and Calderdale Council were also on the scene throughout the afternoon and evening.

Fire fighters pumped away several thousand gallons of water.

Several cars and a bus were stranded around the Charlestown area as standing water collected in the low points of the roads.

No rivers burst their banks, but six houses have suffered flooding in their basements.

Resident Paula Day told the Courier: “I have never seen flash flooding like it.

“The bridges in Blackshaw and Jack Bridge were overwhelmed as the streams turned to torrents. We witnessed several houses flooded as the water could not get away fast enough. It was a very scary scene at times. Some roads have had tarmac torn up leaving deep holes.”