Live updates as Wakefield still on flood alert causing travel disruption

Police have closed a road at Horbury Bridge and firefighters are also at scene following last night's relentless rain.

Bridge Road has been cordoned off and a fire support vehicle has parked up close to Horbury Bridge Academy.

The school has also tweeted that there is restricted access closed to the school.

Hoses are also in place on the bridge crossing The River Calder and a flood warning remains in place at The Strands.

A flood warning also remain in place for Balne Beck, Alverthorpe Beck and Ings Beck on Westgate in Wakefield.

The Met Office said more than 80 millilitres fell in some places of Yorkshire.

This morning at Chantry Bridge near the Hepworth.

This morning at Chantry Bridge near the Hepworth.

And more than 50 millilitres fell at Emley Moor.

The A656 Barnsdale Road, Allerton Bywater

Heavy traffic due to flooding on A656 Barnsdale Road both ways from Station Road (Allerton Bywater) to Castleford Car Centre (Junction Houses). Approach with care.

A637 Barnsley Road - Grange Moor


Flooding on A637 Barnsley Road Southbound between A642 Wakefield Road (Grange Moor Roundabout, Grange Moor) and Haigh Lane (Flockton). Approach with care.

More flooding

Flooding is still expected at Ea beck at South Elmsall.

River levels have risen as a result of yesterday's heavy rainfall and the flooding of property and roads is expected today (Friday)

The situation is being closely monitored.