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Tuesday, 3 April 2018

Flood alerts issued after heavy rain and melting snow

Flood alerts issued after heavy rain and melting snow
Flood alerts issued after heavy rain and melting snow

Flood alerts issued after heavy rain and melting snow


A string of flood alerts and warnings have been issued after a day of heavy rain combined with the impact of melting snow.

Bradford Council issued a warning to residents tonight to say: “Flood Alerts are in place for The River Aire Upper and Middle Catchments. Gargrave to Stockbridge, Stockbridge to Castleford. Flooding is Possible - Be prepared.”

Meanwhile, Northern Rail warned of problems caused by flooding on the Airedale line.


The Environment Agency issued the flood alert just after 8.30pm tonight for the River Aire Upper catchment.

The agency said: “Following today's snow and rainfall, river levels are currently rising. Rain is expected to continue for the next 3-4 hours before clearing at around midnight tonight.

“The Washlands are forecast to operate and start filling from around 22:00 tonight.




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