Worst floods to hit Sowerby Bridge since 1968

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: