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Homes and businesses were left counting the cost as torrential rain hit Huddersfield over the weekend.

And firefighters were kept busy throughout Saturday night as the worst of the rainfall battered the town and its surrounding areas.

The floods caused one pub in Mirfield to close while in Birkby an overflowing pond led to a torrent of water descending upon some homes and an electrical substation.

A motorist in Mirfield called firefighters to report that he was stuck in his car while in Birstall a basement was filled with water.

Firefighters spent four-and-a-half hours battling the flood waters at Middlemost Close in Birkby.

The worst flooding was in Mirfield.

The Ship Inn in Steanard Lane was closed following flooding inside the pub as well as the car park, which was reportedly left with a covering of thick sludge and some trapped cars.

It is not known when the pub will reopen to the public.

Steanard Lane was closed on Saturday night and left covered in mud and debris by the morning.

It was reported that the River Calder had burst its banks in several places.

Alan Ingle, landlord at the Pear Tree Inn in Huddersfield Road, was astonished by the water levels.

He said: “I’ve been here since 2010 and it’s the highest I’ve seen.

“In 2013 the water came halfway up the fence but this time it was just about lopping over.

“When I built the beer garden I raised it up by 18 inches so it gave me a barrier to stop the water coming into the pub.

“There was a lot of water on the lower level but we’re that bit higher up and the pub is fine – it’s business as usual.”

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Battyeford Sporting Club football fields were also engulfed, with water levels reportedly reaching halfway up the goal posts.

By Sunday the allotments at Lowlands in Station Road remained underwater.

The bridge under the railway in Newgate, Lower Hopton, was closed on Saturday evening because of flooding as was the entrance to the McInerney Homes estate on Calder View.

In Birkby police were called to close off part of Middlemost Close after the area after a large duck pond overflowed and the water quickly spread from 4.30pm.

Flooding at Middlemost Close in Birkby. Photo by Daniel Matei

Andy Rose, watch commander at Huddersfield Fire Station, said: “Because of the extreme weather it’s overflowed and caused quite a torrent of water to flow downhill.

“This headed towards lots of new houses and also an electrical substation was in the middle of the flow of the water.

“This was all heading towards Norman Park.”

Around 20 homes were in the path of the gushing water with one property, at the base of the water flow, particularly affected.

Watch Commander Rose said: “The day crew had to pump the water from the pond and reduce it. They lowered the level of the pond and redirected it away from the houses.

“One particular part of the road needed to be closed off by police because of the torrent of water.

“The day crew used a major pump, a fire engine, and a smaller pump to clear the water.

“White Watch did most of the hard work getting the equipment in place.

“There was no-one in danger. In the house they had raised all the furniture above water level and tried to protect all the carpets and laminate flooring.”

The power supply to the homes was not shut down but Northern Powergrid were due out on Sunday to check over the substation.

Badly flooded Station Road allotments in Mirfield

Drainage in the area was also hampered by a blockage caused by leaves and twigs that had to be cleared by firefighters.

Nearby Norman Park, which has a stream running through it, was not hit by the flooding.

Staff from the Environment Agency attended to check the area and assess the water levels.

Watch Commander Rose added: “The water levels were quite high at some points although nothing like the scenario we’ve seen in Cumbria.

“Once we diverted the water the problem was eased and clearing the drainage area also relieved the pressure.”

Woodland Rise in Birkby was also affected, with some householders using sandbags to stem the water flow.

Firefighters from Dewsbury and Cleckheaton were called to a detached house in Garfit Hill in Birstall on Saturday evening.

The whole basement was up to 6ft deep in water and the electricity had cut out.

Middlemost Ponds, Birkby back to normal after flooding. Residents Daniel Matei and Louise Norris of Woodland Rise, with sand bags that saved their house from flooding.

Even using their own pump fire crews struggled at first to clear the water but were able to do so when the rain stopped and the water level reduced.

They were at the property for five-and-a-half hours but managed to stop the water from reaching the rest of the house.

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