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The major road into the Holme Valley was closed following a landslip.

The A616 Woodhead Road, Berry Brow is closed between Lockwood Scar and Station Lane.

Kirklees Council has tweeted saying urgent repairs are needed on the retaining wall.

They have advised drivers to use alternative routes as the closure is likely to lead to severe delays.

Here's all we know at this stage

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There’s been no update from Kirklees Council on the Woodhead Road closure.

As far as we know it’s still closed. If you know otherwise get in touch via the Examiner’s social media channels.

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Woodhead Road still closed

As far as we know the A616 Woodhead Road at Taylor Hill is still closed in both directions.

Our traffic news partner is continuing to report the major Huddersfield route as fully closed following the landslip earlier today.

This is the most recent picture of work to stabilise the collapsed wall on banking alongside the carriageway.

Woodhead Road closed from the junction of Taylor Hill Road at Lockwood to Station Road at Berry Brow due to a house wall on Taylor Hill Road collapsing down the bank leaving debris on Woodhead Road. Workmen work to make the house wall safe.
Woodhead Road closed from the junction of Taylor Hill Road at Lockwood to Station Road at Berry Brow due to a house wall on Taylor Hill Road collapsing down the bank leaving debris on Woodhead Road. Workmen work to make the house wall safe. (Image: Huddersfield Examiner)

Video of the scene

If you’re about to head along the A616 Woodhead Road from Huddersfield or the Holme Valley - this is why you won’t make it all the way.

It’s completely closed due to a landslip.

Collapsed wall

This is the issue closing the road. It appears a dry-stone wall from a property above the main road has collapsed following the heavy rain over the past few days.

There may be a risk that some of the banking could slide down on to the busy route between Lockwood and Honley.

Woodhead Road closed due to a landslip at Berry Brow
Woodhead Road closed due to a landslip at Berry Brow (Image: TM)

First picture of the problem

This is the first picture we’ve received at the full closure of Woodhead Road.

Kirklees Council is at the scene after a landslip, which appears to be in the background of this shot.

Traffic is diverting up the steep and narrow roads through Taylor Hill, which is likely to cause significant delays come rush as traffic volumes increase over the next hour.

Woodhead Road closed due to a landslip at Berry Brow
Woodhead Road closed due to a landslip at Berry Brow (Image: TM)

Buses are altering their services

The road closure at Berry Brow is obviously going to affect Holme Valley bus routes.

Here’s the latest.

Will Woodhead Road be open by 'rush hour?'

Kirklees Council has confirmed it is currently dealing with the landslide at Woodhead Road - the main route out of Huddersfield to the Holme Valley.

Luckily traffic is quite light today but be aware queues could build as we near tea time.

We’re not yet sure how big this landslip is - our photographer is on the way to the scene.