VIDEO: Flood warning remains after Calderdale downpour

Flooded river at Thornhills Beck Lane, Brighouse.
Flooded river at Thornhills Beck Lane, Brighouse.

One flood warning remains in place for Calderdale after Thursday’s (December 18) torrential downpour.

The warning from the Environment Agency remains in place for the Nun Bank Wood area of Brighouse.

The nearby Old Mill pub, off Wakefield Road, was unaffected and speaking this morning, a spokesperson from the pub said that the river’s water level had now dropped significantly.

Last night, crews from Brighouse were called to rescue a trapped car from a ford in Thornhills Beck Lane, Brighouse, where water had risen to around two feet.

And Elland firefighters were called to a flooded property in Ripponden.

Crews built a dam to divert rain and spring water which had flooded the end terrace property at Royd Lane.

The ground floor of the property remains water logged.

Commuters also faced travel disruption after flooding near Todmorden caused delays of up to 15 minutes between Manchester Victoria and Hebden Bridge.

A flood warning was also in place for Brearley and Luddenden Foot last night, but has now been lifted.

A flood alert for the River Calder, from Todmorden to Brighouse, currently remains in place.

A spokesperson for the agency said: “Persistent rain on Thursday saw water levels on the River Calder rise.

“Levels throughout the upper catchment are now falling slowly and will continue to fall for the rest of Friday.

“The forecast is for light showers through today and Saturday with further rain on Sunday and Monday.”