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Flash floods close Buxton and Hazel Grove railway line until Sunday

There was landslip on the Buxton and Hazel Grove on 11 June Image copyright National Rail
Image caption There was a landslip on the Buxton and Hazel Grove on 11 June

A railway line is expected to be closed until Sunday after flash floods caused a landslip in Greater Manchester.

Trains are not running between Buxton and Hazel Grove, while there are limited bus services after Saturday's landslip, National Rail said.

A road in Higher Poynton, Cheshire, remains closed after part of it was washed away in the deluge.

There were further heavy showers earlier with 28.4 mm (1.1 in) rain recorded in Morecambe, Lancashire.

National Rail said: "A landslip near Hazel Grove means that trains are unable to run between Buxton and Hazel Grove.

"Disruption is expected to continue until the end of service on Sunday 19 June."

Middlewood Road in Higher Poynton will remain shut for a number of days while safety inspections take place, Cheshire East Council said.

A big clean-up operation is under way after parts of region were hit by flash floods over the weekend.

Some people were forced to leave their homes during Saturday night's downpours in Poynton.

Image copyright Cheshire East Council
Image caption Middlewood Road in Higher Poynton will remain closed for a number of days
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Image caption Some people were advised to leave their homes as heavy rains battered parts of the region

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