Storm Ciara has hit Cheshire and is already causing a number of disruptions.

Strong winds are widespread and will last throughout most of Sunday. Gusts of 60 to 70mph are likely across many inland areas and around 80mph in exposed coastal areas. A spell of heavy rain will affect many regions for a time, making driving conditions particularly poor.

Latest updates

  • Griffith Road is flooded and is understood to be nearly impassable.
  • Manchester Road near the boat yard is flooded.
  • Numerous grids in the area have flifted due to the heavy rain.
  • Tree branches have fallen on Pickmere Lane towards Wincham.
  • Small tree down on A49 blocking one side, along from Acton Bridge, towards Warrington
  • Winnington Avenue flooded, by Yoxall Joinary.
  • A fallen tree is blocking Cogshall Lane, Little Leigh

Northwich Guardian: Fallen tree on Cogshall LaneFallen tree on Cogshall Lane

More information as we have it.