Flash floods bring further misery to a soaked Mirfield

Issue 593

FLASH floods brought more misery to Mirfield on Tuesday after days of disruption from burst water pipes.

A storm led to flooding at Cooper Bridge, with traffic backed up along the A644 Huddersfield Road as far as Mirfield town centre.

It took at least an hour for drivers to reach the Three Nuns junction. Queues up the A62 Leeds Road spread towards Roberttown.

Kirklees Council workman also had to clear drains near the junction between Huddersfield Road and Wood Lane, Battyeford, after flooding there.

Yorkshire Water spent much of Monday repairing a burst pipe on the A644 Wakefield Road near the Cooper Bridge roundabout.

There was also a leak in Shillbank Lane on Sunday on top of the two bursts last week that left thousands of residents without water.

Some people experienced low water pressure while buses were diverted and some traffic lights, including in Dewsbury town centre, were out.

Coun Vivien Lees-Hamilton (Con, Mirfield) said: “It’s ridiculous. When we get a bit of bad weather everything goes kaput.”

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