Wakefield on flood alert – UPDATE

Flooding on Denby Dale Road on Friday, July 6
Flooding on Denby Dale Road on Friday, July 6
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DENBY Dale Road has been closed as flooding continues to cause disruption across the city.

The road has been closed at the M1 junction 39 roundabout due to flooding.

Flooding on Littlefield Grove, Ossett, on Friday, July 6

Flooding on Littlefield Grove, Ossett, on Friday, July 6

Inbound traffic has been advised to take the M1 north, and outbound traffic should take the M1 south, as no traffic is allowed to pass under the motorway bridge.

This evening’s Bat Walk at Newmillerdam Country Park is the latest event to be cancelled, and will now take place on July 13.

People have reported flooding at the subway near Wilkinson on the Kirkgate roundabout.

Ossett Academy had to close earlier when floodwater in the corridors caused safety concerns.

Tonight’s Fleur-de-Lys classic car rally, tomorrow’s city centre Mayor’s parade and Agbrigg Mela Gala, and Sunday’s Scootathlon and Fun Run event at Thornes Park have all been cancelled due to heavy rain.

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

Keep logging on for updates.