Cheshire news Roads finally reopen after being destroyed by flooding one year ago MetiNews.Com
MetiNews.Com - The roads were forced to close following major flooding back in August 2019
Breaking News ! A number of roads have finally reopened after they were damaged by flooding a year ago. The roads in Poynton were cut off after torrential rain battered the area in August last year. A major incident was declared at the time and emergency services had to work through the night to rescue people from their flooded homes. Aerial shot of flooding in Poynton (picture by James Hanson) The river levels at the Poynton river gauge caused a number of roads and properties to flood. Some roads were quickly cleared but other's were left in bad shape by the torrential rain. Wards End Bridge, Dickens Lane, Moggie Lane were all badly affected by the flooding. But now nearly a year after the incident, the roads have now reopened.
. A spokesperson said: "Following flood recovery works, Wards End Bridge, Dickens Lane and Moggie Lane in Poynton have now been reopened to traffic under three-way temporary traffic signals. "The bridge suffered severe damage during the adverse flooding events in 2019. Thank you for your patience."
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Cheshire East Council said a new drainage system was required at Wards End Bridge, Dickens Lane and Moggie Lane. They said the set backs were due to the availability of materials due to shutdowns caused by coronavirus.
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