Environment Agency flood warning for Mirfield

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THE Environment Agency has put a flood warning in place for Steanard Lane in Mirfield.

This morning, it said that levels on the River Calder were high due to prolonged heavy rainfalls and flooding was expected.

It said levels would continue to rise during the morning, peaking at around 7.15am, and remain high throughout the day.

The area covered by the warning includes the Ship Inn pub.

The agency has put out a flood alert for the River Calder and its tributaries from Brighouse to Castleford, but there are no other warnings for specific areas in Mirfield or Dewsbury at this time.

A flood alert means flooding is possible and people in those areas should be prepared, while a flood warning means flooding is expected and immediate action is required.