Concerns for motorists as bad weather approaches

Traffic Chaos could be on its way
Traffic Chaos could be on its way

Calderdale Road Traffic Police is urging motorists to keep road safe as stormy weather is set to pass through the district.

Yesterday (Saturday) a Yorkshire-wide yellow weather morning for both wind and rain tomorrow (Monday) was issued by the Met Office.

There is the potential for gusts of more than 70mph to hit zones classed as yellow areas tonight, and 20 to 40mm of rain may fall widely within six to nine hours, leading to localised flooding, especially where drainage is impeded by wind-blown debris.

The Met Office also said the public should be aware of the potential for surface water flooding,

This morning (Sunday) Calderdale Road Traffic Police said drivers across the district should keep an eye on the weather, and factor the bad forecast into their forward planning.

A spokesman for the traffic police said: “Keep very mindful of that and factor it in if it appears to be deteriorating.”