Monday, 21 January 2008

Burnley Road is closed. The river has broken through the wall at Stubbing Holme, houses in Oxford Street and neighbouring terraces are flooded. Photoed left is the truck which backed into the river overnight, breaching the wall. The Library is flooded. Market Street and Old Gate are beginning to flood badly. Replacement bus service running between Hebden Bridge and Rochdale due to flooding at Walsden. As of Monday evening, severe flood warnings were still in place for Hebden Bridge and Mytholmroyd.

See also Mytholmroyd Net and thanks especially for this report from 8 year old Rhiannon and to all those who sent us their photos.

Lorry backs into the Calder

The main road to Tod, taken from near the Turning Circle

Hebden Royd Centre which currently houses the Library

Stubbing Holme Road - the back of the lorry in the River Calder

Oxford Street

Stubbing Holme breaches - the river ran higher than the road

River Calder

The approach to the Library over the River Calder
(Thanks to John H for this photo)

In the river
(Thanks to John H for this photo)

(Thanks to Maureen B for this photo)

The centre of Mytholmroyd
(Thanks to Rev Tony Buglass for this photo))

Where the Elphin meets the Calder
(Thanks to Rev Tony Buglass for this photo)

(Thanks to Dave Burnop for this photo)

(Thanks to Dave Burnop for this photo)

(Thanks to Dave Burnop for this photo)

Thanks to Jez & Shaz of Calder Grove, Mytholmroyd for the above photo, who tell us, "This picture was taken Monday afternoon. Note the chicken coop at the rear of the flooded garden. You will be pleased to know all the chickens were rescued and are now dry and warm!"

It's happened before!

Early Sunday morning, 4th June 2000

Photo: Ruth Brown

July 2006

Hebden Bridge 1946
from Milltown Memories

King Street flood in 1912

(Click photo to enlarge and for credits)

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