Flooding in Littleborough
Date published: 26 December 2015
Photo: Hayley Power
Flooding on Todmorden Road, Boxing Day 2015
There is widespread flooding in Littleborough today after heavy rainfall. Homes have been evacuated or are without power while most of the main roads are impassable and have been closed.
Five fire engines and a boat were called to Church Street in Littleborough at around 10am after the River Calder burst its banks.
Around a hundred properties were affected and firefighters helped to evacuate two care homes.
Littleborough Centre is closed from the roundabout at Railway Street. The flood water is approximately 2/3 foot deep. Victoria Street from Lodge Street to Todmorden Road is impassable.
Calderbrook Road is closed from the crossroads at Hare Hill Road. Calder Avenue is flooded
The dip at the bottom of Smithybridge Road is flooded.
Todmorden Road is deep from the A58 but is spreading up the road right up to the Carriage Drive.
Shore Road is closed from Ribble Avenue to the top of Shore.
The Wheatsheaf, Dyer's Arms, the Cricket Club and Smithy Bridge Methodist Church have opened to offer warmth and shelter to anyone who is affected by the flooding.