Schools closed as heavy rain continues

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Schools across the Wakefield district have been forced to close as heavy rain continues to fall.

Dane Royd Junior and Infant School and Streethouse Junior, Infant and Nursery School are both closed this morning (Wednesday).

The Met Office has issued a yellow ‘be aware’ warning of heavy rain which is valid until 4pm.

It said: “Further slow-moving bands of heavy rain are likely to continue into Wednesday; again it will be a minority of places which see the larger totals, but where it occurs, there is the risk of localised minor flooding.

“The public should be aware of the risk of minor disruption to travel due to localised surface water flooding.”