Wakefield on flood alert – UPDATE

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A SCHOOL has closed and more events have been cancelled as flooding continues to cause chaos across the city .

Pupils have been sent home from Ossett Academy due to safety concerns after school corridors began to flood.

And the Rotary Club of Wakefield’s Scootathlon and Fun Run event at Thornes Park, which was due to take place on Sunday, has been cancelled.

Tonight’s Fleur-de-Lys classic car rally, and tomorrow’s city centre Mayor’s parade and Agbrigg Mela Gala have already been cancelled.

Visitors to our Facebook site have reported travel disruption due to flooding on Wakefield Road, in Ossett, Broadway, in Lupset, and Bradford Road, in Wrenthorpe.

Flooding alerts were issued by the Environment Agency this morning following forecasts of up to 50mm of rain between 6am and 6pm today.

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