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Motorists disrupted as floodwater causes road closure
4:21pm Monday 26th November 2012 in News
Run-off soil from a nearby field, on higher ground, had clogged up drains on the A659 Pool Road - causing more than 5ft of water to build up on a section near the Blue Barn.
Police closed the road in both directions between East Busk Lane in Otley and the A659's junction with the A658 at Pool.
A crew from Leeds City Council, however, using pumps to move the water and clear the drains, had it ready to re-open again within a few hours, just after 1pm.
Leeds City Council is urging motorists to obey police 'road closed' signs after a number of vehicles ignored them at Pool only to have to brake hard shortly afterwards - putting the authority's road clearance teams at risk.