According to residents, it is the first time flooding has spread throughout Sowerby Bridge town centre since 1968.
Here are videos of flooding throughout the town:
The strength of the river was that strong it washed away a local taxi rank into the River Calder:
The main road through Sowerby Bridge has been closed throughout the day.
Homes have been flooded and cars have been stranded as the River Calder burst its' banks:
Peter Williamson owns business at the side of the canal: