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Kirklees update on flooding

Localised flooding has caused some work for Kirklees Council staff today.

After the snowfall then heavy rain, localised flooding was reported in Holmfirth, the Colne Valley and Berry Brow.

A Kirklees Council spokesperson has told us:

“The council has received reports of flooding in 34 locations, the majority of these were related to the rapid snow thaw leading to lots of surface water and run off from open lands and fields. Most of these have cleared on their own.

“However, we are aware that debris washed from fields is blocking some of the road gullies and trash grilles, which protect culverts from blocking, so we have spent today clearing these.

“Other issues such as damaged culverts, minor landslips or trees/branches blocking routes are being resolved as soon as possible.”

Click here to read our story on the flood warnings and flood alerts issued

Spillway in action

A reader, Jane Brook, has sent us these stunning images of Butterley Spillway in action after the recent heavy rain.

Travel round-up

Here’s an overview of what’s happening on the roads:

M1 Northbound closed:

Stationary traffic due to spillage of diesel and jackknifed lorry between J43 M621 (Belle Isle) and J44 A639 / B6481 (Leeds South / Rothwell), congestion to J42 M62 (Lofthouse) and on M1 to J41 A650 (Carrgate).
All trapped traffic has been released. Camera shows cleaning up the debris remains underway. There is a large amount of diesel spillage which needs to be treated and there also has been damage to the bridge barriers.
Diversion - Follow the solid circle symbol. At the M1/M621 interchange take the M621 . Exit at J7. At the roundabout take the 3rd exit onto the A61 S/B. Continue onto the A639 S/B to re-join the M1 at J44.

M62:

M62 Eastbound lane closed on entry slip road due to broken down vehicle at J26 M606 / A58 Whitehall Road / A638 Bradford Road (Chain Bar). Traffic is coping well. Lane one (of two) is closed.

M621:

Two lanes closed and heavy traffic due to debris on road on M621 Westbound between M1 J43 (Belle Isle) and J7 A61 (Stourton).
Lanes one and two (of three) are closed due to debris on the main carriageway following a jackknifed lorry on the M1 flyover. Camera shows the clean up remains underway.

Local roads:

1) Slow traffic and partially blocked due to flooding on A6025 Elland Road at Brookfoot Lane. Also affecting Brookfoot Lane at A6025 Elland Road
There are a number of patches of flooding along these roads, some are very deep.

2) Queueing traffic on A58 Leeds and Halifax Road at A644 Brighouse Road (Christ Church traffic lights). Travel time is four minutes.

3) Heavy traffic on A629 Salterhebble Hill and Huddersfield Road around the hospital by A646 Dryclough Lane. Travel time is four minutes.

M1 hold-ups

This is what has been causing hold-ups on the M1.

Man released for further investigation

West Yorkshire Police tell us the 22-year-old man arrested in connection with a double death tragedy on the M62 has been released pending further investigation.

The incident caused the deaths of Adam Afsar, 34, and Jason Wilby, 27.

The two men were killed in the crash with a driver going the wrong way on the M62.

Adam Afsar, who was tragically killed in the M62 crash on Easter Monday
Adam Afsar, who was tragically killed in the M62 crash on Easter Monday
Jason Wilby who died in a car accident on the M62 on Easter Monday, 2018
Jason Wilby who died in a car accident on the M62 on Easter Monday, 2018

Queen Street stabbing suspect appealing custody

A man has been charged with a stabbing in the town centre last week and is set to appeal for bail.

Mohammed Asad, 19, of Bentley Street, Huddersfield, is charged with section 18 wounding, possession of a knife and criminal damage to a car following the incident in which a man in his twenties was seriously injured in the early hours of Thursday last week. It happened after violence broke out on Queen Street near to the Lawrence Batley Theatre and Tokyo nightclub.

Asad appeared at Bradford Magistrates’ Court over the weekend and remains in police custody and is due to appear at Bradford Crown Court on April 27.

However, the Examiner understands that a bail hearing will be heard at that court over the next few days.

Police at the junction of Queen Street and Queensgate, Huddersfield.
Police at the junction of Queen Street and Queensgate, Huddersfield.

Traffic at "standstill" on M1

A jack knifed lorry has shut off the M1 northbound.

Traffic is reportedly at standstill with long delays. Here’s the scene near junction 43:

Lorry accident on M1
Lorry accident on M1

Road re-opening in Lockwood

Flooding between Elland and Brighouse

Slow traffic and partially blocked due to flooding on A6025 Elland Road at Brookfoot Lane.

It’s also affecting Brookfoot Lane at A6025 Elland Road
There are a number of patches of flooding along these roads, some are very deep.

Calderdale Council is aware and trying to resolve.

Grange Moor roundabout flooded

Police issued this warning last night:

Bin update

Kirklees bin collections that were due to take place yesterday had to be halted due to the council’s efforts to clear the snow.

Staff were redeployed to focus on the gritting effort.

Now Kirklees is telling people who were due a Monday collection to leave their bins out.

Rail lines cleared of flooding

The rail line between Mirfield and Leeds, that was hit by flooding, is now clear.

Services had been cancelled due to flooding in the Morley area after heaving rain hit West Yorkshire on Easter Monday.

M62 closed in East Yorkshire

If you are heading east on the M62 there is a full closure due to a serious incident:

Separate updates

We’re running live updates into the terror raid in Savile Town following news of two arrests. You can follow our live blog here.

Two arrested in terror police operation in Dewsbury

Counter terror police have arrested two men in an operation in Dewsbury.

An ongoing operation was carried out last night, with reports of many residents in the area hearing a “loud bang”. It’s thought the operation focused on a street in Savile Town.

Two men from Dewsbury, aged 52 and 21, have been arrested by Counter Terrorism Policing North East on suspicion of being concerned in the commission, preparation or instigation of acts of terrorism under section 41 of the Terrorism Act 2000. Both remain in custody at this time for questioning. Two addresses are being searched in connection with the arrests.

Police want to reassure residents that the arrests were pre-planned and in response to intelligence from the North East Counter Terror Unit.

Police, stock, crime scene
Police, stock, crime scene

Jail for paedophile

Another sex offender exposed by online vigilantes:

Traffic update

Wakefield Road through Mirfield has been congested this morning following an accident earlier near to Cooper Bridge. All lanes have been re-opened.

There are also two lanes closed on the M1 southbound at junction 40 (Ossett), also due to an accident. Congestion is back to the previous junction.

M62 closed

This is in East Yorkshire but in both directions so there are likely to be major delays:

WATCH: Flooding in Mirfield

Here was the scene on Granny Lane in Mirfield earlier this morning.

Flood warnings are in place for Huddersfield and surrounding areas.

Missing cat tattoo man could be in West Yorkshire

Police are concerned for a man last seen leaving hospital.

Kamil Mrzyglod, 34, was reported missing on Friday after he was seen leaving Scunthorpe General Hospital at around 5.30pm. Kamil is Polish with a tanned complexion, and 5 feet 9 tall. He was wearing mint green jogging bottoms with a white cord around the middle, a grey hooded top with a Union Jack on the front, red socks and white trainers. He has two tattoos - one of the word ‘Love’ on one of his fingers and a tattoo of a cat on his ankle.

Kamil was visiting Scunthorpe from here in West Yorkshire and anyone that knows of his whereabouts to call Humberside Police on 101 quoting log 531.

Missing Kamil Mrzyglod
Missing Kamil Mrzyglod (Image: Humberside Police)

Lines blocked between Mirfield and Leeds

Met Office issue flood warnings

Flood warnings have been issued for across West Yorkshire after yesterday’s heavy rainfall.

Read more here.

Map of flood warnings and flood alerts for rivers in and around Huddersfield. Tuesday, April 3
Map of flood warnings and flood alerts for rivers in and around Huddersfield. Tuesday, April 3

Today's Examiner

Here is today’s front page:

Brownlee to carry England flag

West Yorkshire athlete Alistair Brownlee has been chosen to carry England’s flag at the opening of the Commonwealth Games.

The triathlon champion and Olympic gold medallist, who was born in Dewsbury, was chosen to represent the country at the ceremony at Australia’s Gold Coast.

Alistair, 29, from Otley, will lead the 390-strong England team at the ceremony tomorrow. He will be defending his title competing on Thursday.

Alistair Brownlee celebrates after winning the 2016 ITU World Triathlon Leeds on June 12, 2016
Alistair Brownlee

Update on the roads

Red House Museum flooded

Firefighters were at the former Red House Museum in Gomersal last night after the ground floor was flooded.

Crews spent four hours pumping out water after the listed building was flooded during the afternoon. A fire engine from Cleckheaton fire station attended after being called out at 6.30pm and was at the scene for four hours.

Luckily, no major damage has been caused.

Red House Museum, Gomersal.
Red House Museum, Gomersal.

M62 update

Everything is all open on the M62 following yesterday’s tragic collision between junctions 26 and 27.

Traffic is slow eastbound around junction 24 for Ainley Top and again at junction 26. Westbound is also congested heading towards Greater Manchester between junctions 19 and 18.

M62 Junction 24 to 25 section, Ainley Top area.
M62 Junction 24 to 25 section, Ainley Top area.

Floods on the roads: Traffic update

We’re seeing reports that Woodhead Road between Berry Brow and Lockwood is shut this morning. A diversion in place. No reports of any accidents and it seems this may be due to flooding.

Holme Moss Road also remains shut this morning following yesterday’s snow.

Brookfoot Lane in Brighouse is partially blocked due to flooding also so be aware of possible delays.

Flash flooding on A62 Leeds Road at Cooper Bridge.
Flash flooding on A62 Leeds Road at Cooper Bridge.

Good morning, Huddersfield

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A misty morning sunrise in the Holme Valley taken by Honley photographer Sandie Nicholson
A misty morning sunrise in the Holme Valley taken by Honley photographer Sandie Nicholson (Image: Sandie Nicholson)