The Environment Agency has issued a flood alert for the Wortley Beck catchment area in West Leeds following hours of persistent rain today.
A spokesperson said the warning had been issued regarding three becks in Leeds which lead into the River Aire. The alert, issued this afternoon, means flooding is possible.
The spokesperson said:
“In response to the rain that has fallen and what is expected to fall in the next 12 hours, this flood alert has been issued as we expect to see quick rises to across the Wyke Beck, Meanwood Beck and Wortley Beck catchments.
“There could also be surface water problems. River levels are currently expected to peak this evening. Please start to think about what you need to do in response to this alert.
“If you have a flood plan please refer to it. Take care near the areas of concern and monitor the local weather conditions. We are monitoring the situation and have had staff in the field checking for and clearing blockages.”
The Wortley Beck catchment includes Farnley Beck and Farnley Wood Beck.