Cheshire Constabulary

Fire service manager's thanks to police officer

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Majority of Cheshire roads reopen, but drivers urged to remain vigilant

The majority of roads in Cheshire have now reopened, the county's police force has confirmed.

Flooding
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But motorists have been advised to drive with care as there is still a large amount of surface water.The following roads remain closed:

  • Styal Road, Wilmslow
  • Flash Lane, Astbury
  • Fol Hollow, Congleton
  • Mill Lane, Adlington
  • Moggie Lane, Higher Poynton
  • Skellorn Green Lane, Adlington
  • A555 Manchester Airport link road

A number of other minor roads also remain closed and motorists are reminded not to ignore road closure signs as they could potentially be putting themselves in danger, a police spokesman added.

Floodwaters starting to recede, say police

Cheshire police say water levels are starting to fall following Wednesday afternoon and evening's flash flooding in much of the historic county,

Poynton, Bollington and Wilmslow were particularly badly hit, as was Bramhall near Stockport.

The majority of roads have now reopened, although motorists are advised to drive with care as there is still a large amount of surface water.

The following roads REMAIN CLOSED in both directions:

  • Styal Road, Wilmslow
  • Bonis Hall Lane, Poynton
  • Flash Lane, Astbury
  • Fol Hollow, Congleton
  • Mill Lane, Adlington
  • Moggie Lane, Higher Poynton (following collapse of the bridge at the junction with Narrow Lane)
  • Hully Road, Macclesfield between Charter Way and Dover Road
  • Skellorn Green Lane, Adlington (Junction with Street Lane and Cawley Lane)

A number of other minor roads also remain closed and motorists are reminded to abide by all road closure signs.

Officers are also asking motorist who had were forced to abandon their vehicles yesterday to arrange collection as soon as possible.

Public praised for help during floods

Members of the public have also been given a "big shout-out" for their help during the flooding.

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Police warning over flood water

Cheshire Police is warning people not to attempt to drive or walk through flood water or ignore road closure signs.

"Your car could become submerged and the road underneath could have collapsed putting you in danger," it said.

"We put them [the signs] in place to keep you safe."

Police urge motorists to avoid roads during flooding

Police are warning people in the Poynton area against taking to the roads unless absolutely necessary during the floods.

Car driving in flood water
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Cheshire Police said officers were "doing all they can" to get to anyone affected by the deluge.

The force has reminded people that Poynton Civic Hall is open for support and as a place of safety.