Cars drive through floodwater by the new shopping centre at Kirkstall Bridge in Leeds after the River Aire burst its banks.  (Picture Tony Johnson)

Cars drive through floodwater by the new shopping centre at Kirkstall Bridge in Leeds after the River Aire burst its banks. (Picture Tony Johnson)

A motorist drives through the flood waters on Kirkstall Road in central Leeds on 27 December.

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A motorist drives through the flood waters on Kirkstall Road in central Leeds on 27 December.

Aerial pictures over the Kirkstall Road area of Leeds, show where the River Aire has burst its banks. Picture: Ross Parry Agency

Aerial pictures over the Kirkstall Road area of Leeds, show where the River Aire has burst its banks. Picture: Ross Parry Agency

Aerial pictures over the Kirkstall Road area of Leeds, show where the River Aire has burst its banks. Picture: Ross Parry Agency

Aerial pictures over the Kirkstall Road area of Leeds, show where the River Aire has burst its banks. Picture: Ross Parry Agency

A view of the floods on Kirkstall Road this morning. Photo: Lizzie Coombes/@bettylawless

A view of the floods on Kirkstall Road this morning. Photo: Lizzie Coombes/@bettylawless

Car and pedestrian make wsy through floodwater on Kirkstall Road in Leeds after the River Aire burst its banks.  (Picture Tony Johnson)

Car and pedestrian make wsy through floodwater on Kirkstall Road in Leeds after the River Aire burst its banks. (Picture Tony Johnson)

Kirkstall Road December 2015

WATCH: incredible drone footage as Kirkstall Road in Leeds becomes a river

Kirkstall Road December 2015

Flooding Dec 2015 - Kirkstall Road

Flooding Dec 2015 - Kirkstall Road

Car and pedestrian make wsy through floodwater on Kirkstall Road in Leeds after the River Aire burst its banks. (Picture Tony Johnson)

Car and pedestrian make wsy through floodwater on Kirkstall Road in Leeds after the River Aire burst its banks. (Picture Tony Johnson)

Kirkstall Road December 2015

WATCH: incredible drone footage as Kirkstall Road in Leeds becomes a river

Kirkstall Road December 2015

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