SLIDESHOW: Flooding hits Hebden Bridge

Flooding in Hebden Bridge
Flooding in Hebden Bridge

Torrential rain caused flooding in the streets of Hebden Bridge.

A flood alert for the River Calder and its tributaries from Todmorden to Brighouse was issued by the Environment Agency on Saturday.

And the river broke its bank at Hebden Bridge at around 5pm causing the streets and roads to flood.

Motorists faced delays while travelling through the town.

A Environment Agency spokesman said: “River levels on the River Calder have just peaked (1am) and are now falling.

“They will continue to fall through Sunday. No further rainfall is forecast for Sunday. We will continue to monitor the situation.”

Heart Gallery on Market Street tweeted that most businesses had been unaffected by the floods.

It said: “The water on Market St receded last night so Hebden Bridge escaped by a whisker.”