EA - more rain, further problems unlikely, but residents urged to remain vigilant

The moment it started to go - the road at Callis, Hebden Bridge, around 7.55pm on Friday night - within minutes officials from Calderdale Council and West Yorkshire Police officers were stopping traffic travelling between Todmorden and Hebden Bridge as flooding worsened rapidly in several places on Halifax Road
The moment it started to go - the road at Callis, Hebden Bridge, around 7.55pm on Friday night - within minutes officials from Calderdale Council and West Yorkshire Police officers were stopping traffic travelling between Todmorden and Hebden Bridge as flooding worsened rapidly in several places on Halifax Road

AT noon today, the Environment Agency issued the following statement about the situation in the aftermath of the floods.

“As at noon, Saturday, June 23, river levels are continuing to fall and flood warnings in the Upper Calder area will be removed shortly.

“Light rain is forecast for later today and there may be a few heavier showers between midnight and midday tomorrow, amounting to between 10mm and 15 mm.

“The rainfall in the next 24 hours will affect river levels but the amount forecast is unlikely to cause any further problems.

“However, we urge people to remain vigilant. Check EA website for updates or phone Floodline on 0845 988 1188.

“EA teams will continue to monitor river levels and ensure that any blockages in rivers are cleared.

“The EA is also advising people to stay safe – keep away from swollen rivers and flooded areas and do not attempt to drive through floodwater.”