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Flooding clear-up in Mytholmroyd and Hebden Bridge starts

Category: England

Published: 10th Jul 2012 09:24:04

People in West Yorkshire are clearing up after being hit by flooding for the third time in less than three weeks.

A sudden downpour overwhelmed the drainage system in Todmorden, Hebden Bridge and Mytholmroyd on Monday.

Nearly a month's worth of rain, more than 40mm, fell in Hebden Bridge and Mytholmroyd in three hours, BBC climate correspondent Paul Hudson said.

The Highways Agency removed 25 wagon loads of rubble, estimated to be 500 tonnes, from roads in Hebden Bridge.

Tyrone Taft, from Moyles Restaurant, said he would be out of business for weeks.

Nearly a month's worth of rain fell in three hours

He said: "The same thing happened about two weeks ago and it came down severely and at the moment my cellar is about 6ft under water.

"It's just basically starting from scratch again."

Central Street Infant and Nursery School in Hebden Bridge is partially closed due to flooding and is open to year one and two pupils only.

More than 500 homes and businesses in Hebden Bridge, Todmorden and Mytholmroyd were flooded on 22 June.

On Friday Prince Charles visited areas affected by water damage, on a day that also saw heavy rain and flash flooding hit parts of the county.

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