-Flooding in Outwood means that commuters should expect delays of up to 45 minutes between Leeds and Wakefield Westgate.
-Bus routes 163, 166 and 167 are severely affected by flooding and there are delays of approximately 30 minutes
United Leeds Endeavours understands that the Environment Agency has issued flood warnings for the River Calder. There is also a less severe flood alert for the River Aire between Stockbridge, Castleford and Keighley.
A spokesperson for United Leeds Endeavours warned that people travelling need to allow extra time and take extreme care. “This severe weather is something to be taken seriously, cars can aquaplane and flooded roads can become dangerous very quickly. “
Forecasters MeteoGroup have said that on Sunday alone between 10 and 15mm of rain could fall in Leeds. The average monthly rainfall for this time of year is between 55 and 60mm. The advice from the AA’s flood rescue team is “If you come across flood water, you should only attempt to drive through if you know it’s not too deep and maintain a steady slow speed to avoid creating a bow wave.” What should you do if you break down in heavy rain? “Don’t prop the bonnet open while you wait for the patrol to arrive – the engine will be more difficult to start again in the electrics are all rain-soaked.”
The final piece of advice from United Leeds Endeavours is to keep up to date with the weather and travel conditions. From everyone here, please travel safely!