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Motorists in Cheshire are being urged to take extra care on the county’s roads this morning following Storm Christoph.
As a result of persistent heavy rain yesterday and snow showers overnight a number of roads remain closed. These include:
Anyone who is making an essential journey is advised to allow extra time for this and to take care on the roads as they may be flooded. A weather warning for ice is also in place in some areas of the county.
Superintendent Julie Westgate from Cheshire Constabulary said: “We’ve been working closely with our partners throughout the night dealing with a large number of flooding related issues across the county.
“This has included the evacuation of a number of residents in Warrington, Northwich, Chester Ellesmere Port and Tattenhall.
“While the heavy rain has now receded, snow and ice have moved in and a number of roads remain closed. There is also the risk of surface water flooding and weather related debris in places. I would ask anyone who needs to make essential journey to allow extra time and drive carefully.”
A number of flood warnings remain in place and anyone affected by the warnings are urged to keep up-to-date with the latest news on the Environment Agency website.
Residents are also reminded not to drive or walk through any flood water – this is often deeper than it looks, it may be moving fast and there could be hidden hazards underneath such as raised manhole covers, which can pose a danger.
Anyone concerned about potential flooding should sign up for free flood warnings on the Environment Agency's website, follow them on Twitter @EnvAgencyNW for the latest information or you can call the Flood Line on 0345 988 1188.