THE Environment Agency has removed all flood warnings for the Huddersfield area.

Earlier today it put several areas on alert for flooding after several days of heavy rain.

While the rain may have stopped this morning, The Environment Agency was warning some areas may flood overnight when rain returns this evening.

It urged people at risk to use the daylight hours to prepare.

The agency had issued four flood warnings in the Huddersfield area – its second highest alert level – for narrow becks near Highburton, Kirkburton and Fenay Bridge.

It says North Road, Low Town and Church Green in Kirkburton were likely to flood.

The Spa Bottom area, including the area from Fenay Lane to Penny Lane, Penistone Road, Fenay Lea Drive, Beckside Gardens and Mereside had also been put on notice.

In Highburton, areas around the confluence of Dean Bottom Dike and Woodsome Beck to Woodsome Bridge were on alert as is the Fenay Bridge area.

But all four warnings have now been removed.

An Environment Agency spokesman, said: “There is a continued risk of surface water and river flooding today across Yorkshire and the North East of England.

“Rain is expected to ease from 10am today, but further rain is expected this evening which could cause further flood risk, as land is already saturated and rivers are full.

“River flooding is likely with the possibility of some disruption.

“Heavy rain fell across the region overnight, causing river levels to rise and triggering flood warnings across Yorkshire."

Phil Younge, Flood Risk Manager at the Environment Agency, said: “We are expecting more flooding this evening and urge people to use the daylight hours to prepare for possible flooding tonight and into Monday.

 “Our teams have been out around the clock over the last few days to minimise the risks and prepare for flooding. We are continuing to deploy teams across the country to warn communities at risk."

People should check the Environment Agency website for the latest information: and sign up for free flood warnings on the Environment Agency’s website or by calling the Environment Agency Floodline on 0845 988 1188

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