Emergency services have confirmed that the localised flooding affecting parts of Warrington has largely subsided.
Following the recent heavy rain flood, warnings were put in place for the Sankey Valley and Mersey Walk areas, while flood waters were also affecting Latchford Locks and Pool Lane in Lymm.
Thankfully the impact on residential properties has been minimal, but some of the town’s roads remain affected and motorists and pedestrians are advised to take extra care. In particular, closures remain in place on Pool Lane, Ferry Lane, Thelwall Road, Laskey Lane and Lymm Road.
There is also a road closure in place on Hawleys Lane under the rail bridge, which has been flooded.
Additionally, there had been some flooding on and around Cromwell Avenue near the Gemini Retail Park but this has since cleared. Nevertheless, shoppers are urged to take care and allow extra time for travelling.
Public Health England has issued advice to those directly affected by floods:
• Try to avoid contact with flood water. Do not drive through flood water and do not let children play in flood water.
• Do not use petrol or diesel generators indoors to dry out your home. The exhaust gases contain carbon monoxide, which can kill.
• When cleaning up after a flood wear rubber gloves, boots and eye protection, and wash hands afterwards.
A leaflet containing more detailed advice can be found on Public Health England’s website.