LiveNorthwich hit by floods

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Summary

  • Torrential rain has led to flooding at locations across Northwich
  • London Road was closed yesterday, Wednesday, due to flooding but has now re-opened.
  • Residents in Naylor Court reported power shortage for more than an hour on Wednesday morning.
  • Contact the newsroom on 01606 813 621 or email emma.rigby@nqnw.co.uk if you have been seriously affected.
  • Environment Agency urges people to report flooding to 0845 988 1188
  • Follow our live blog here, featuring news of latest areas to be hit.
  • Join in via twitter by using the hashtag #northwichfloods

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VIDEO ADDED. The sluices at Dutton Locks struggling to cope with the floodwaters on the Weaver.

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VIDEO ADDED The canal breach at Dutton.

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Sounds like CWAC is co-ordinating a response in three areas - the Bull Ring in Northwich, the Trent and Mersey Canal breach in Dutton and a caravan park in Winsford... more follows.

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An emergency control centre has been set up at Cheshire West and Chester Council (CWAC) HQ, in Chester, within the past hour.

A spokesman for CWAC said the authority is 'poised and ready' to deal with flood issues.

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Two riverside day centres for adults with learning difficulties have been closed for the rest of the day as a precaution.

The Old Fire Station and Dane Walk, both near the River Dane, have closed early today after Cheshire West and Chester contacted family and carers

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There's a new flood warning for Northwich - on the River Weaver at Weaver Way, as well as at Northwich Marina.

The Environment Agency says areas at risk include London Road, Watling Street, Dane Street, High Street, Witton Street and Weaver Way.

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Northwich Guardian: The subway is closed because of flooding from torrential downpours.

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COUNCIL staff have been working through the night to make sure residents and businesses are protected from flooding.

Highways and Streetscene staff were mobilised after the River Dane and River Weaver rose significantly after ongoing torrential rain.

Highways engineers have been working with the police to close roads so that no-one is stranded in the floods.

Streetscene officers are providing sandbags to households and businesses in danger of imminent flooding.

Council staff have also been helping at Weaver Court, a retirement home adjacent to the River Weaver, and flood defences appear to be holding.

As a result residents have not had to be evacuated.

Monitoring by council staff includes the local drainage systems which drain into the River Weaver.

The Met Office has reported that in the area approximately 90 mm of rain has fallen since Sunday.

Roads closed in Northwich include Dane Street and the town’s subways and Gorstage Lane, in Weaverham,

Wallerscote Road in Weaverham is closed because of water on the carriageway from adjacent fields.

Also Ainsworth Lane in Crowton is closed after Crowton Brook burst its banks.

Clr Lynn Riley, executive member for community and environment, said: “Our officers are working hard to help people and the travelling public during these horrendous conditions of flooding due to torrential rain.

“At times like these we work closely with the emergency services and so far we have received hundreds of calls from the public.

“Highways and Streetscene officers have been on the scene at dozens of locations, closing roads or handing out sandbags.

“We will continue to react quickly to flooding emergencies and work across the whole of the Borough while this emergency lasts.”

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Northwich Guardian: The Dane at Dane Bridge in Northwich town centre

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Northwich Guardian: The flood across London RoadLONDON Road is closed in Northwich town centre because of flooding.

The flood stretches across the road before Dane Bridge.

The road itself is closed from its crossroads with Chesterway to the crossroads at the Bull Ring.

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