UK Alert in place with 'flooding possible' as heavy rainfall hits region last minute news
MetiNews.Com - Drivers have been warned to take extra car on roads as downpours persist
Breaking News ! A flood 'alert' has been put in force in Greater Manchester today after hours of heavy rainfall overnight. The alert warns of 'possible' flooding around the area of the middle River Mersey catchment area. It includes areas near Bramhall in Stockport, Sale, Altrincham and Urmston. The Environment Agency warned: "Flooding is possible - be prepared." And Transport for Greater Manchester said: "With heavy rain in Greater Manchester this morning, expect flooding in some areas. Take care whilst driving." River levels there are said to be rising after heavy downpours throughout the night and into this morning. The Environment Agency warned of a chance of flooding on 'low-lying land' and around a number of brooks and their tributaries. (Image: Adam Vaughan) Elsewhere, a flood warning was also issued for the River Bollin catchment area. Further rainfall is expected throughout the day and into Thursday evening, according to the Met Office. The Environment Agency said: "River levels are rising at the Brinksway river gauge as a result of persistent rainfall. Consequently, flooding of low lying land, roads and farmland is possible throughout today.
. "Further rainfall is forecast throughout today and into this evening. "Our incident response staff are closely monitoring weather forecasts and river levels and will issue further updates where necessary.
Flooding on some roads is expected
(Image: Manchester Evening News)
"Please be aware of your surroundings and keep up to date with the current situation. " The Brinksway monitoring station is located on the River Mersey near Stockport. The Environment Agency added: "River levels are forecast to rise at the Bollington Mill river gauge on the River Bollin and also the River Dean this evening, overnight and into tomorrow as a result of persistent rainfall. "We believe there is a possibility of flooding for low lying land and roads around the Rivers Bollin, Dean and Pedley, Birkin and Mobberley Brooks and their tributaries there is also the potential for flooding upstream of the Water Street, Palmerston Street and Foundry Street in Bollington, near Macclesfield.
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"Please be aware of your surroundings and keep up to date with the current situation. "We are closely monitoring the situation." Across the country, 45 flood alerts are in force, with three flood warnings, where flooding is said to be expected. The Met Office forecast for Greater Manchester for Thursday shows only a slight chance of rain stopping by early evening.