A number of roads across Greater Manchester have been flooded as Storm Christoph hits the region.
Greater Manchester Police declared a major incident on Tuesday evening as torrential rain fell across the region, with more heavy downpours expected today (Wednesday).
The heavy rain has caused flooding on several major roads across Greater Manchester.
Some have been completely closed while some are partially blocked.
Here is the full list of roads that are closed and blocked due to flooding so far this morning, according to traffic alert service Inrix.
We will update this list through the day.
- A555 Manchester Airport Eastern Link Road – both eastbound and westbound carriageway fully closed from the Bramhall Oil Terminal to Styal Road
- A574 Warrington Road in Leigh – partially blocked due to flooding at A572 Chapel Street (the Canal Turn Pub)
- A5106 Chorley Road in Standish – partially blocked, heavy traffic due to flooding between B5239 Red Rock Lane and A49 Wigan Road (Boars Head)
- Lumns Lane in Clifton – closed due to flooding between Rake Lane (Clifton, Swinton) and A6044 Agecroft Road (Agecroft, Pendlebury)
- Strines Road in Stockport – partially blocked due to flooding near Station Road
- A574 Warrington Road – partially blocked, heavy traffic due to flooding between A580 East Lancashire Road (Greyhound Island) and Greenfold Way.
- B5095 Manchester Road, Cheadle – blocked due to flooding between Morningside Drive (Cheadle) and Mill Lane (the Alexandra Hospital, Parrs Wood)
- B5166 Styal Road – Styal Road partially blocked, heavy traffic due to flooding between the Prison and Grange Park Avenue
There is also disruption on some train lines due to flooding.
Lines are blocked between Rochdale and Hebden Bridge and between Manchester Oxford Road and Newton-le-Willows.
Diamond Bus North West said they are experiencing disruption and delays on their services due to the weather.
The Met Office’s most serious weather warning amber for rain – remains in place and will last until 12pm on Thursday.
A number of flood alerts and warnings remain in place over the next 24 hours for some areas surrounding the River Mersey, River Irwell and River Bollin in Greater Manchester.
Anyone in danger due to flooding is being urged to call 999.
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