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LIVE UPDATES: District hit by flooding
2:59pm Monday 24th September 2012 in News
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- Torrential rain throughout the day has begun to cause problems across the Bradford district as flooding hits roads and rail services. Check here for updates and email us on email@example.com with your news or text pictures, video and updates to 80360, beginning your message TANEWS
You can see a gallery of some of the pictures we have taken today by clicking here
We've got a gallery of flooding pictures up on the site here .
Here are one or two to whet your appetite:
Vehicles struggle through standing flood water on the Drighlington by-pass in this picture from this afternoon.
We're now hearing that the problems on the Shipley rail line might not be down to flooding after all, but rather vandalism to the overhead lines. More on this as we get it.
3:47pm Mon 24 Sep 12
Not seen a Gully wagon for years.The drains are in a disgusting state and some of them are beginning to smell.Remember years ago gully's were blamed for scarlet fever.Drains blocked and all roads into Bradford are more or less downhill so city centre maybe flooded.They haven't learned from the 1968 floods.Mind you,some on the Bradford council wont remember 1968.
Books about rainy days http://t.co/NVKuOsJE— @bradfordlibs247 24 September 2012
Amber weather warnings have been issued by the Met Office for much of Yorkshire indicating an increased risk of floods http://t.co/HIb1N9h7— @Yorkshirewater 24 September 2012
RT @Yorkshirewater: Very heavy rain hitting the region in the next 24 hours. Follow our advice to help protect your home http://t.co/Hhf ...— @OldLeake 24 September 2012
We'll be providing regular updates on how the wet weather is affecting the region, but flood alerts are available here http://t.co/FVEiDlAm— @Yorkshirewater 24 September 2012
Perhaps not the way to get the economy back on track, though...
3:38pm Mon 24 Sep 12
A Casual Observer says
When it rains like this people would be well advised to stay at home, ring in sick and go back to bed. Luckily I'm on the dole so it doesn't really effect me.
Take care on the roads today. Take extra time for your journey, drive steady & turn on your lights. #police #floodaware— @WestYorksPolice 24 September 2012
@WestYorksPolice we've seen some one driving on the motor way with no lights on, some people driving are #crazy— @EllaMoxon 24 September 2012
@Bradford_TandA It was raining at 3.30 this morning & hasn't stopped!! Keeps grass green & taxis busy so some benefit— @CarrotHead 24 September 2012
so theres a bit of rain and shipley decends into chaos by flooding,no trains from leeds to home :(— @_walshmeister 24 September 2012
Hearing word that #Bradford Interchange, #Shipley and #Skipton stations (among others) are closed due to flooding. I'm off to #Harrogate, so— @roryffoulkes 24 September 2012
RAIL: Delays to services via Shipley due to flooding.— @MetroTravelNews 24 September 2012
FLOODING A58 Whitehall Road, Drighlington just passable between Bradford Road & Gildersome Lane junction, due to flooding.— @MetroTravelNews 24 September 2012
...and here's where you need to watch out in Clayton:
Here's where the flooding is located in Drighlington.
Here's the latest situation:
Heavy rain has caused flooding on roads and rail across the Bradford district today with more downpours forecast throughout the night.
All rail lines are blocked at Shipley disrupting Northern Rail services between Bradford Forster Square and Leeds, Skipton and Ilkley. The rail company says it cannot yet say when services will resume.
Drivers have been warned to travel with care as many roads are flooded.
Those worst affected so far include the A58 Whitehall Road in Drighlington and Low Lane, Clayton, Bradford, which have both been described as being passable with care.
The Environment Agency has also issued flood alerts for the River Aire, between Gargrave and Stockbridge, Keighley, including Eshton Beck, Eller Beck and Silsden Beck; the River Worth, including Bridgehouse Beck and North Beck between Oxenhope and Keighley, and the River Calder in Brighouse.
An alert has been issued for the River Spen, including Blacup Beck, Lands Beck and Canker Dyke in Cleckheaton and Liversedge, and Batley Beck between Birstall and Dewsbury.
The Agency has warned: “Heavy rain is forecast to fall throughout the day, with heavy downpours continuing through the afternoon and evening.
“River levels in fast responding catchments might rise quickly as a result of heavy isolated downpours. There is also the potential for some surface water flooding where water is unable to drain away. The Environment Agency will closely monitor the situation and is expecting to issue flood warnings.”
And here's the weather - check out our forecast online...
3:05pm Mon 24 Sep 12
When drains are never cleaned the water has nowhere to go except to flood roads.Rain we cannot stop but clean drains we can oh I forgot its BMDC perhaps we can't.
What do you think? Are the drains to blame?
Reports of flooding disrupting train services at #shipley and also on road at #clayton. Anyone know of anywhere else affected by heavy rain?— @Bradford_TandA 24 September 2012
Disruption on Northern Rail between Leeds and Ilkley, between Leeds and Skipton and between Leeds and Bradford Forster Square due to flooding at Shipley. All lines are blocked and trains are currently unable to run. Northern Rail have no current estimate for when a normal service will resume.