Flash Floods on Bank Holidays Damage roads and Railroads

Roads and rails hit by bank holiday flash floods

On Bank Holiday Monday, sudden floods resulted in the closure of a motorway.

The Staygate Roundabout at Junction Three on the M606 has been closed in both directions, according to National Highways in Bradford.

A blocked line between Bradford and Halifax also impacted rail services.

There was a weather warning for thunderstorms and significant rainfall from the Met Office.

According to traffic monitoring provider Inrix, flooding started to damage the road at around 16:40 BST.

Traffic was backed up to junction two at the Euroway Trading Estate, and it was closed in both directions.

Northern announced that flooding in the Low Moor region was causing problems for its train services.

To determine the extent of the flooding, Network Rail engineers were scheduled to visit the location.

There could be disruptions up until 20:00 BST.

The affected services, according to the operator, were Halifax to Hull, Leeds to Manchester Victoria, and Blackpool North to York.

At 10:12 BST, the Met Office issued a yellow weather warning for a large portion of Northern England.

It cautioned that “spray and sudden flooding could lead to difficult driving conditions and some road closures” in addition to the “chance of delays and some cancellations to train and bus services.”

The alert is valid through 21:00 BST.

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