Traffic disruption after flash flooding hits region

M606 in both directions blocked with queueing traffic due to flooding at J3 A6177 Rooley Lane (Staygate Roundabout) Credit: @WilliamsonZS

Flash flooding is causing travel disruption around West Yorkshire after heavy rainfall and thunderstorms hit the region.

Surface water is affecting the Bradford M606 northbound carriageway at junction three A6177 Rooley Lane near the Staygate Roundabout where traffic is being temporarily held.

The road is closed in both directions.

A6181 Hall Ings in the city centre is also shut in both directions with heavy traffic due to flooding from Chapel Street to Drake Street.

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There are also major delays on the ring road in Moortown near Leeds as thundery showers move across the region.

The railway line between Halifax and Bradford Interchange is blocked with trains being delayed by up to 30 minutes. Passengers are being warned to check before travelling.

The flooding was first reported around 4.40pm today (Monday 6 May).

There is a weather warning issued across Yorkshire with further downpours predicted.

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