Lightning strikes house

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A HOUSE in Gomersal has been struck by lightning during this morning’s thunderstorms.

Firefighters were called to the house in Fern View, off Cliffe Lane, around 8.30am and are still at the scene.

Motorists also faced a tricky commute to work as the torrential downpours left several roads in and around Spen Valley under several inches of water.

In Oxford Road, drivers had to negotiate a flood which spanned almost the whole width of the road by Red House Museum, and the scene was similar in Heckmondwike town centre.

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