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Homes evacuated as police investigate sudden death

Residents were evacuated from their homes as a precaution as police investigated the death of a man in Crosland Moor.

People were asked to leave their homes in the Balmoral Avenue area on Monday afternoon due to the suspected presence of gas at the home of a man who was found dead.

Officers were called to Balmoral Avenue in response to a ‘concern for safety’ call. They spent several hours at the scene.

Five vehicles seized and two arrests

Lanes re-opened but queues remain

There’s queueing traffic due to earlier accident, two vehicles involved on M62 Eastbound between J24 A629 (Ainley Top) and J25 A644 (Brighouse).

No serious injuries caused.

All lanes have now been re-opened but it’s expected to be busy for the rest of the rush hour commute as the current traffic clears.

Ambulance on the scene

An ambulance is on the scene of the M62 accident

M62 incident
M62 incident

Traffic stopped on M62

Highways Yorkshire say traffic has been stopped on the M62 eastbound.

They say delays are building:

Map of area hit by power cut

Here’s a map of the area affected by the powercut in Meltham.

Northern Powergrid map of area affected by power cut in Meltham
Northern Powergrid map of area affected by power cut in Meltham

To check if you’re affected visit : http://www.northernpowergrid.com/power-cuts

Powercut in Meltham

Almost 400 houses in Meltham are affected by a powercut.

Northern Powergrid say 390 properties are affected after an “unexpected problem with the cables or equipment that serve” the area.

It was reported at 2.50pm and they hope it will be fixed by 4.30pm.

Queues on M62

It’s predicted normal traffic conditions are expected by 4.30pm.

M62 alert!

One lane of the M62 is blocked and there’s queueing traffic due to accident, two vehicles involved.

It has happened Eastbound between J24 A629 (Ainley Top) and J25 A644 (Brighouse).
Camera shows lane one (of three) is blocked due to an accident.

There are two vehicles facing the wrong way partially blocking the hard shoulder and lane one.

This shows the queues:

M62 J25 Eastbound
M62 J25 Eastbound

A week of roadworks planned

A week of roadworks are set for one of Huddersfield’s busiest roads.

Yes, Leeds Road near Cooper Bridge is the scene of latest gas works.

Click here for the full story

Buses are running slow

Leeds Road and Cooper Bridge issues are causing 30 minute delays on the buses:

RIP Cheggers

TV presenter Keith Chegwin has died aged 60 following a “long-term battle with a progressive lung condition”, his family said.

Keith Chegwin
Keith Chegwin

The presenter was behind hits such as programmes such as Multi-Coloured Swap Shop and Cheggers Plays Pop.

In a statement, Chegwin’s family said: “We are heartbroken to share the news that Keith Chegwin sadly passed away following a long-term battle with a progressive lung condition, idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, which rapidly worsened towards the end of this year.

“Keith died peacefully at home shortly after midnight on the 11th of December. His wife Maria, his daughter Rose and his son Ted were by his side.

“We would like to take this opportunity to thank Severn Hospice for the kindness, support and care they have shown us all over the last few weeks.”

Evening grit

Kirklees Winter team will be out gritting our roads once again from 6pm tonight.

Forecasters say the temperature will drop dramatically overnight - click here for the full story.

Appeal after nursery burgled

Police are appealing for information following a burglary in Calderdale last month and have released CCTV images to try and identify those responsible.

The incident took place in the early hours of Tuesday November 28, when the suspects have forced entry to Ovenden Children’s Nursery and stolen a number of electrical devices were taken including ipad mini’s used for engagement with the children.

Officers would like to speak to anyone who can identify those in the CCTV, or who has any information about the burglary. Equally, police would like to speak to anyone who may have been invited to buy an ipad mini recently, or seen them for sale.

Anyone with any information should contact PC James Hemmingway at Halifax Police Station via 101 quoting 13170555878. Information can also be passed to Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Ovenden Children’s Nursery CCTV appeal after burglary
Ovenden Children’s Nursery CCTV appeal after burglary

Leeds Road delays

There are delays on Leeds Road due to one lane being coned off.

The coned area is from Bradley lights to Cooper Bridge roundabout, and it’s causing delays and queues along the length of Leeds Road.

Google traffic map of Leeds Road
Google traffic map of Leeds Road

Traffic round-up

There’s heavy traffic on A629 Salterhebble Hill and Huddersfield Road at the roadworks near the hospital by A646 Dryclough Lane.

Also hearing reports that Leeds Road, Huddersfield is busy.

National headlines

Toff’s the Queen of the Jungle

The I’m A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here! final notched up 9.2 million viewers - but was beaten by Strictly Come Dancing. The show, in which Georgia Toffolo was declared queen of the jungle, scooped ITV’s third biggest audience this year (a 41% share) and peaked at 10 million viewers. But Strictly’s semi-final results show, which aired earlier in the evening on BBC1 and saw singer Mollie King get the boot, won an average of 11.1 million, peaking at 12.1 million.

Mandatory Credit: Photo by James Gourley/REX/Shutterstock (9268987bh) Georgia Toffolo is crowned Queen of the jungle 'I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here!' TV Show, Series 17, Australia - 10 Dec 2017
Mandatory Credit: Photo by James Gourley/REX/Shutterstock (9268987bh) Georgia Toffolo is crowned Queen of the jungle 'I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here!' TV Show, Series 17, Australia - 10 Dec 2017

Inquest into Leeds tragedy

An inquest has been opened and adjourned into the deaths of three children and two adults in a horror car crash in Leeds.

Ellis Thornton-Kimmitt, 12, his brother, Elliott Thornton-Kimmitt, 14, Darnell Harte, 15, Robbie Meerun, 24, and Anthony Armour, also 24, all died after the crash involving a stolen Renault Clio, which hit a tree on Stonegate Road in the city on November 25.

Postmortem examinations determined that all five died from multiple injuries, Detective Inspector Andrew Naismith told a coroner at Wakefield Coroners Court on Monday.

He said emergency services found two of the fatalities on the pavement, although police have confirmed that all the deceased were travelling in the car before the crash and no pedestrians were involved.

Senior West Yorkshire coroner David Hinchliff adjourned the inquest to a date to be fixed. A 15-year-old boy has been remanded in custody after he was charged with five counts of causing death by dangerous driving. He will appear at Leeds Crown Court on Wednesday.

It’s Snow Joke - it was -15 last night!

Snow caused disruption on roads and railways across the country as forecasters warned of freezing temperatures.

The deep freeze has also seen hundreds of schools close, thousands left without power and flights delayed on Monday, including at Heathrow where passengers have complained of waiting hours for travel to be rescheduled.

The Met Office has extended its yellow weather warnings for snow and ice to cover vast swathes of the country, including London and the South East, much of the Midlands, Northern Ireland and Wales, as well as the eastern coast of England and northern and western Scotland.

Forecasters warned that clear skies on Monday night could see temperatures drop as low as minus 15C (5F), potentially beating Sunday night’s low of minus 11.6C (11F) in Chillingham Barns, Northumberland.

Snow on the coast at Whitley Bay, Tyne and Wear, as motorists are being warned of havoc on the roads as snow turns into ice following a weekend wintry blast. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Monday December 11, 2017. Hundreds of schools are due to be closed at the start of the working week following a cold night which saw temperatures drop as low as -11.6C (11F) in Chillingham Barns, Northumberland. See PA story WEATHER Snow. Photo credit should read: Owen Humphreys/PA Wire
Snow on the coast at Whitley Bay, Tyne and Wear, as motorists are being warned of havoc on the roads as snow turns into ice following a weekend wintry blast. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Monday December 11, 2017. Hundreds of schools are due to be closed at the start of the working week following a cold night which saw temperatures drop as low as -11.6C (11F) in Chillingham Barns, Northumberland. See PA story WEATHER Snow. Photo credit should read: Owen Humphreys/PA Wire

Accident spot cleared

The bump on the A629 Penistone Road at Riley Lane near Kirkburton has been cleared.

No serious injuries were caused.

Wanted man has been arrested

West Yorkshire Police say a wanted man has now been arrested.

A Hungarian man convicted of human trafficking is thought to be on the run in West Yorkshire.

This morning WYP said: “Fourty five year-old Atilla Foeldesi, who was the subject of a European Arrest Warrant following offences committed in Hungary has now been arrested.

“Mr Foeldesi had been sentenced to over 5 years in prison for offences committed in Hungary including human trafficking and theft.

“The public and media are thanked for sharing the appeal.”

Atilla Foeldesi who is wanted by the Hungarian authorities after he was convicted of human trafficking
Atilla Foeldesi who is wanted by the Hungarian authorities after he was convicted of human trafficking

Map of snow and ice

This Met Office map illustrates how the country is dealing with snow and ice.

We’re in the white middle section - avoiding icy conditions.

Accident report

We’re getting reports of an accident on the A629 Penistone Road at the junction with Riley Lane.

It’s between Kirkburton and Thunder Bridge.

Traffic is coping well. We’ll try get more detail on this.

Tardis lands locally...

This Tardis has just landed in our of our villages.

Dr Who's Tardis appears in Jodie Whittaker's home village of Skelmanthorpe. Catherine and Zak Berry look at the tardis outside Gawthorpe's butchers shop.
Dr Who's Tardis appears in Jodie Whittaker's home village of Skelmanthorpe. Catherine and Zak Berry look at the tardis outside Gawthorpe's butchers shop.

More delays on the buses

All First bus services that link to Leeds are affected by delays of over an hour.

They say all services operating in Leeds are now running up to 1h45min, except 33/33A that now have delays of up to 2h30min!

It’s due to protesting private hire cars blocking the city centre.

Our sister website Leeds Live has updates

Flights cancelled

If you’re London bound on a plane from Leeds-Bradford Airport your flight has been cancelled.

Dozens of flights are showing as cancelled at Heathrow - with the airport saying the disruption is “due to crew and aircraft being out of position” due to the bad weather.

Passengers are being advised to check the flight status before they travel to the airport.

Airport cancellation
Airport cancellation

Weather warning!

It may drop to below -7°C tonight.

The warning comes ahead of a potential icy start to Tuesday morning.

Click here to read more

Weather picture, the snow, waterfall and frozen lake at Beaumont Park
Weather picture, the snow, waterfall and frozen lake at Beaumont Park

Landlords help stuck lorry driver

The lovely landlords of the Elephant and Castle, David and Beverley Pickersgill, were woken up by the lorry crashing into an iron bell on Hollowgate Bridge in Holmfirth.

The bell seems to have got stuck between the wheels of the lorry.

David said: “We went out, made the driver a cup of tea, he’s a Portuguese chap, very nice and he’d already called for help.

“There isn’t a sign warning lorries to avoid the bridge, but we’ve been talking this morning and we think there should be.

“One seems to get stuck every month to six weeks.”

Hollowgate Bridge, Holmfirth
Hollowgate Bridge, Holmfirth

Traffic problems in Holmfirth

Here’s the lorry stuck on Hollowgate Bridge in Holmfirth.

It is causing a few delays on Dunford Road.

Lorry stuck

We’re told that there’s a lorry stuck on Hollowgate Bridge in Holmfirth.

It doesn’t seem to be causing traffic problems so far. More soon.

Alert for Leeds-bound commuters

If you’re heading into Leeds be aware there are problems on the roads due to a go-slow protest by taxi drivers.

Drivers plan to drive in a slow loop around Leeds City Centre until 10am in response to a £70 fine for drivers picking up and dropping off in areas with bus stop markings in the city centre.

Snowy scene

We really do live in a beautiful area. This is rural Slaithwaite this morning:

Weather: Snowy scene in Slaithwaite
Weather: Snowy scene in Slaithwaite