Emergency updates and service disruptions

Up-to-date information about unforeseen disruptions to Council services and problems affecting Calderdale.

The Council uses Twitter to keep residents informed during local emergencies or extreme weather.

Updated Thursday 29 January 2015, 12:05 pm

Winter Service Updates

Please see updates below for Calderdale Council services


Bins (inc recycling and waste)            

Refuse crews are working on the main roads only. Recycling crews are also out on the main roads but will not be able to collect boxes of glass / cans until the next collection day. Household Waste Recycling Centres are open as normal.


Roads (including gritting, salt bins and road closures)                  

All crews are out gritting major (precautionary) routes to keep them open and safe. Take extra care if you need to drive on untreated roads.


School closures



Home care

If your home care or day care service is disrupted due to adverse weather your home care / day care provider will call you or your representative to inform you of any changes to your care provision.

If you are concerned about your care provision please contact Gateway to Care on 01422 393000 between 8.45am and 5.30pm from Monday to Thursday, and 8.45am to 5pm on Friday.


Bereavement services

As normal. Operating as normal but please take extra care on the drive.


Council transport services

The Council’s minibus transport service is suspended today due to the forecast of continued snow showers.


Weather update

Snow showers will continue for the rest of the day into early evening. Remaining very cold with the risk of icy patches. For up to date weather, please click on Met Office link below 

Schools and other educational establishments

To check on the current status of Calderdale schools, children's centres and other educational establishments, see Emergency education closures.

Flood warnings and information

The latest news from the Environment Agency: Flood Warnings|External link

Flood advice and useful contact details: Flooding, Be Informed.

Roads and travel

Leeds and West Yorkshire Travel News|External link

Metro Travel News: Changes and disruptions|External link


Be prepared for any winter weather conditions Be prepared stay winter wise!

Local weather

DayPredominant WeatherMaximum
ThursdaySnow showersSnow showers2°C (36°F)-1°C (30°F)
FridaySunny intervalsSunny intervals4°C (39°F)0°C (32°F)
SaturdayCloudyCloudy4°C (39°F)-1°C (30°F)

National weather

Met Office: UK: Severe weather warnings|External link

Last Updated: 05/01/2015