Flood warnings issued at Pudsey Beck – Kirkstall Forge Station re-opens: UPDATED

The beck near the bottom of Pudsey Road on a normal day. Photo: Mark Stevenson

The Environment Agency has issued flood warnings at five areas along Pudsey Beck.

A flood warning means flooding is imminent and residents should move possessions and valuables off the ground or to safety and avoid contact with flood water. 

The five areas at risk include Troydale, Roker Lane Bottom, at the bottom of Pudsey Road, Gibraltar Road and at the bottom of Hare Lane.

The Environment Agency say water levels have risen as a result of the recent persistent rainfall. It says:

“Consequently the flooding of property and roads is expected. Areas most at risk are Tyersal and Pudsey Beck. Further rainfall is forecast over the next 12 hours.

“We expect river levels to remain high until throughout the rest of today (06/02/2021) and into tomorrow. Our incident response staff are closely monitoring the forecast and checking defences. Please move possession and valuables off the ground or to safety and avoid contact with flood water.”

A further update is due by 7.30pm.

You can follow the flood warning directly at the Environment Agency website.

Wortley and Farnley beck

Flood alerts, which are less severe than a warning but urge people to ‘be prepared’ for flooding, have been issued for Farnley and Wortley Beck catchment.

River Aire

A flood alert has been issued on the Middle River Aire catchment area, which includes Kirkstall and Burley. More details here.

Kirkstall Forge Station re-opens

Heavy rain led to Kirkstall Forge Station being flooded this morning, leading to major delays on the line. Northern Rail reported services had returned to normal by noon.


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