A motorist drove into floodwater in Mirfield after heavy rain caused the River Calder to burst its banks.

Calder View in Lower Hopton was blocked after prolonged rain fell throughout the day on Thursday.

It is believed the car became stranded in the muddy waters which had blocked access under a railway bridge.

The bridge carries the main Huddersfield to Leeds railway line.

Calder View floods regularly during periods of heavy rain.

The picture above was posted on Facebook with the comment: “The inevitable/customary flood claims. Another victim at the front of Calder View, Hopton.”

The road under the bridge leads to the half-completed McInerney Homes development. The company went into administration in 2011 and families were left living on a building site.

Click below to see a video of an overflowing River Calder in Mirfield.

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The Calder also burst its banks on Thursday night in Steanard Lane, Mirfield, near the Dr Reddy’s chemical works and the Ship Inn, another location notorious for flooding.

On Friday morning mud and debris covered the road and the waters had receded but the fast-flowing river was just feet from the road.

Scene near Calder View, Mirfield, where there has been some flooding.
Scene near Calder View, Mirfield, where there has been some flooding.
 

The Environment Agency issued flood warnings at various points on the Calder between Todmorden and Dewsbury.

The river was particularly high at Nun Bank Wood, off Wakefield Road, between Cooper Bridge and the M62 roundabout; off Low Mill Lane and Havelock Street, Ravensthorpe; and Lodge Farm and Sands Mill, Dewsbury.

Weather forecasters have said the worst of the rain is over but there could be showers over the weekend.