Roads closed due to flooding

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ROADS are already being closed across the borough as the rain continues to fall.

Weather experts are predicting a month’s worth of rain in just 24 hours. The Environment Agency has issued a flood alert for the River Calder from Todmorden to Brighouse.

Croft Street in Brighouse has been closed due to flooding and others are passable with care.

People are reporting Spout House Lane, Bridge End and Brookfoot Lane/Elland Road as areas of concern. The roads through Southowram are also bad.

There are problems with drains in Halifax Road and Granny Hall Lane as well as Stoney Lane at Lightcliffe.

At the moment Park Road at Elland in the direction of Brighouse is passable with care and areas of Salterhebble are starting to flood.

Burnley Road at Mytholmroyd will be reopening soon. The road was closed for flooding precautions to be put in place.

West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service is urging people at risk of flooding to think ahead.

And Calderdale Council is asking people to be good neighbours and check on the most vulnerable, particularly the elderly and disabled.

With the worst of the weather expected over the weekend, the Council is advising householders in properties at risk of flooding to move valuable items to upper floors, wherever they can.

You can check the latest forecast and get the latest information from the Met Office’s website www.metoffice.gov.uk and the Environment Agency’s website www.environment-agency.gov.uk.

The Floodline helpline is 0845 988 1188. You can also follow them on Twitter @EnvAgencyYNE

If you have any pictures from the flooding in the Brighouse area then send them to michaela.maunders@brighouseecho.co.uk or send them via twitter.