Morley escapes worst of flooding

MORLEY escaped much of the devastating flood damage that hit other parts of the area this week.

As Leeds city centre, parts of east Leeds and Batley, Dewsbury and Spen fought the deluge of the floods, Morley and its surrounding areas were relatively unscathed.

Commuters did face problems on their journeys home from work as the motorway network was at a standstill in some areas due to road closures and flooding.

Elland Road was gridlocked and other main routes in and out of south Leeds were heavy with traffic. Bus and train routes were also affected.

Morley's train service was hit as Dewsbury Station was closed causing cancellation of services from Huddersfield to Leeds.

The station was closed at 10pm on Monday and remained closed yesterday, with all services on the route suspended or re-routed.

No schools were affected and all were open as ususal on Tuesday.

To keep up-to-date with flood warnings in your area, visit http://www.environment-agency.gov.uk/subjects/flood/floodwarning/. For information about rail services, ring 08457 484950.