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Flash flooding left much of Hebden Bridge resembling a boating lake and for the second time in a fortnight, the residents and businesses were sweeping and mopping up after the freak cloudburst. Lisa Adlam has spent the day there to see how local people are coping with the devastation.
There have been a number of heavy showers in north Lincolnshire this afternoon. The areas most affected are in Gainsborough and Market Rasen and the surrounding areas. This has led to deep surface water and minor flooding on some roads.
Specifically - Gainsborough Road, Middle Rasen. Tealby Road, Market Rasen . Bully Hill top, Tealby and the A156 High Street, Marton. There will be other more minor roads also affected. The police are warning motorists to be aware that they could drive round a bend and be faced with deep standing
water are urging them to drive according to the conditions, generally means travelling slower and allowing more time for any journey. Dipped headlights should also be used. Further heavy downpours are expected this evening, particularly in the north of the county.
There are currently five flood warnings in place in our region - they include the River Nidd, parts of the River Ouse, the Holderness area and around Market Weighton.
Canal has now breached its banks and is flooding Hebden Bridge town centre. Police Officers are on the ground monitoring other water levels.
Police in West Yorkshire are warning people living in Hebden Bridge to stay indoors and go upstairs if possible and not to venture into the floodwaters. People are being asked to avoid trying to drive into the area.
The roads currently affected are New Road, Market Street, Cragg Road and Albert Road in Hebden Bridge and Burnley Road at the turning circle at Todmorden.
West Yorkshire police are warning people not to travel to Calder Valley because of flash floods.
If you're being affected by todays flash flooding in Todmorden, Mytholmroyd or Hebden Bridge call the Environment Agency on 08452457000 for advice.
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