A COUNCIL has responded after concerns were raised over flooding near a bus stop on a major road. 

The road, at the side of a bus shelter in Bradford Road, Oakenshaw, was swamped with water during torrential downpours on Monday, when much of Bradford was in the grip of a yellow weather warning for rain.


This has been a regular occurrence at that same spot – near Oakenshaw Auto & MOT Centre and Oakenshaw News & Off Licence –  according to a member of the public.

They suggested a drain was blocked there.

The person said on Monday: “Why hasn't it been fixed? It's right next to a bus shelter that means anyone waiting for a bus gets soaked.

“As it's flooded across the road it's an accident waiting to happen.”

Another person also confirmed they had seen the road next to the bus shelter badly flooded multiple times when driving past over the years.


But Kirklees Council told The Telegraph & Argus that the flood had been cleared and a slightly blocked pipe was sprayed to remove the issue.

Councillor Moses Crook, Cabinet Member for Highways and Housing, said: “The team has now attended and cleared the flood at this location.

“From inspection, the gully is cleared and running, there seemed to be a slight blockage in the pipe which has now also been jetted clear and the problem should not reoccur.

“We very much appreciate residents reporting this type of issue to assist us in responding quickly and maintaining our drainage infrastructure.”