Heavy rain has caused flooding between Otley and Pool-in-Wharfedale today.

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.