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M621 closure

M621 Eastbound closed due to roadworks during the night between J1 A6110 Ring Road Beeston (Beeston/Farnley) and J7 A61 (Stourton).
Until 6am tomorrow morning

Weather warning

The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for a thunderstorm which could end the longest heatwave in five years.

Huddersfield is just within the zone marked by the Met Office for a thunderstorm between 11am and 8pm tomorrow.

Under the yellow warning, the Met Office has warned of flooding of a few homes and businesses and possible damage to buildings, plus possible temporary loss of power due to lightning strikes plus travel delays because of surface water and sprays.

Traffic update

Heavy traffic has returned to normal on A62 Leeds Rroad Westbound at A644 Wakefield Road (Cooper Bridge Roundabout) in Huddersfield.

Busy on the roads

A62 Cooper Bridge Road heading out of Huddersfield busy but moving before A644 Wakefield Road (Cooper Bridge Roundabout). Travel time is four minutes.

Traffic latest

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

Making ready for Little Mix

They’re getting ready for the Little Mix concert down at the John Smith’s Stadium

Porsche pranged

This expensive Porsche came off worst when it hit a lamp post at NeiL Fox Way in Wakefield. this afternoon

M1 lane closure due to broken down vehicle

One lane closed due to broken down vehicle on M1 Northbound from J39 A636 Denby Dale Road (Durkar) to J40 A638 Wakefield Road (Flushdyke). Traffic is coping well.
Lane one (of four) is closed for recovery work.

Water mains turned off in Mirfield street

Yorkshire Water say they have temporarily switched off the water supply to a number of properties in Gregory Springs Mount in Mirfield.

This is for urgent repair work to take place.

Huddersfield's hero cave diver lands in UK

Jason Mallinson, of Oakes, has landed safely in the UK today, after taking a key role in the rescue of 12 boys from a flooded Thai cave network.

The 50-year-old landed at Heathrow Airport, along with fellow diver John Volanthen, after flying from bangkok yesterday.

Diver Jason Mallinson who has heroically helped rescue the children trapped in Thai cave
Diver Jason Mallinson who has heroically helped rescue the children trapped in Thai cave

We spoke to Jason’s mum Anne, who lives in Beaumont Park, about her son’s heroics.

Police helicopter circling over Mirfield

We have received reports of a police helicopter circling over Mirfield.

It has been there for about ten minutes now.

Police helicopter over Mirfield
Police helicopter over Mirfield

Last night a police helicopter was heard over the same area. Residents were kept awake at around 2.40am.

The National Police Air Service later explained they were assisting West Yorkshire Police with an operation.

Man knocked down after England game

A male pedestrian was knocked down by a car on Huddersfield Ring Road at Queensgate last night.

The accident happened just after 9.30pm - about the time England fans were pouring out of the town centre, having just seen England crash out of the World Cup to Croatia.

Yorkshire Ambulance Service said the 18-year-old man was taken to Huddersfield Royal Infirmary and did not sustain serious injuries.

18-year-old man knocked down by car on Huddersfield Ring Road following England versus Croatia World Cup semi-final
18-year-old man knocked down by car on Huddersfield Ring Road following England versus Croatia World Cup semi-final

Water from canal used to fight woodland fire

Firefighters used water from the Huddersfield Broad Canal to put out a woodland fire close to Leeds Road in Huddersfield.

One appliance each from Huddersfield and Rastrick Fire Stations were called to a small wooded area at the end of Sands Terrace at 9.30pm last night.

Watch Commander Armstrong from Rastrick Fire Station said crews spent about two hours dousing the blaze and ensuring the area was safe.

“The fire was in some green space between the train line and the canal,” he explained.

“We used water from the canal to put it out and left at about 11.30pm.”

Woodland fire off Sands Terrace. Photo: Google
Woodland fire off Sands Terrace. Photo: Google

Good morning

Well it’s not coming home. Last night was heartbreaking but what a ride it was.

Anyway, onwards and upwards. We’ll be bringing you all the news, weather and traffic updates from around Huddersfield today so stay with us...