Flood warnings latest: Video shows high river levels as flood warnings issued across Calderdale

Flood warnings continue to be in place across Calderdale, with heavy rain forecast for the rest of today.

The warnings have been issued for Walsden Water at Walsden, Hebble Brook at Halifax, Hebden Beck in Hebden Bridge and River Calder at Brearley and Luddenden Foot.

Calderdale Council is asking residents and businesses at risk to activate their flood plans - turning off gas, water and electricity, and moving important items to safety.

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People are being asked to avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses and plan driving routes to avoid low lying roads near rivers, which may be flooded.

The river in Hebden Bridge town centre. Photo by Sarah Courtney

The flood siren in Walsden sounded earlier this morning to urge residents to take extra care.

At Walsden, flooding is expected from Bottomley Lock to Clough Mill, including Rochdale Road, Walsden Station and Walsden School.

Levels at Walsden were forecast to continue to rise until about 8am this morning, with a second peak occurring late this afternoon.

The area of concern includes the railway line and properties next to the railway station.

Flood warnings are in place across Calderdale. This photo was taken in Hebden Bridge town centre. Photo by Sarah Courtney

In Halifax, flooding is expected at Dean Clough Industrial Park and Dean Clough Mills.

Levels at Halifax were forecast to continue to rise until about 8am this morning.

The area of concern includes Dean Clough Industrial Park and Dean Clough Mill.

Hebden Beck in Hebden Bridge was also under a flood warning, with properties and roads by the beck most at risk.

Residents and businesses are being urged to activate their flood action plans. Phot by Sarah Courtney

For the River Calder, flooding is expected between Brearley and Luddenden Foot, including Station Road in Brearley, Ellen Royd Bridge, and Station Road and Mill Stream Drive in Luddenden Foot.

Levels at Brearley were forecast to peak at mid-morning today.

The area of concern includes the Tenterfields Business Estate.

The Environment Agency and Calderdale's flood wardens are monitoring the situation closely and will be updating their websites and social media channels throughout the day.

Meanwhile, Yorkshire Water has closed Victoria Road and Palestine Road in Hebden Bridge because of a burst water main.