UK 'The water was gushing like a waterfall'... 'major flooding' hits part of Bolton last minute news

MetiNews.Com - Roads in Horwich, near the Beehive roundabout and on the Rivington Grange estate, were left under a deluge of water this afternoon

UK 'The water was gushing like a waterfall'... 'major flooding' hits part of Bolton last minute news

MetiNews.Com - Roads in Horwich, near the Beehive roundabout and on the Rivington Grange estate, were left under a deluge of water this afternoon

UK 'The water was gushing like a waterfall'... 'major flooding' hits part of Bolton last minute news
16 May 2021 - 20:52

Breaking News ! Residents were in shock as 'major flooding' hit part of Bolton today. Roads in Horwich, near the Beehive roundabout and on the Rivington Grange estate, were left under a deluge of water this afternoon after heavy rain hit the area. Local residents described water 'gushing like a waterfall' through the new-build housing estate and down Chorley New Road. Cars were pictured stuck in the flood water and traffic had to be diverted away from the area. Flooding in Horwich, Bolton (Image: ASP) Bolton Council said a 'limited number of sandbags' would be delivered to Fallbirch Road this evening for those in urgent need. Fire crews were deployed to the scene to help keep residents safe. Sophie Wolstencroft, who lives on Victoria Road on the Rivington Grange estate, said the flood water 'trashed' her back garden. "The whole estate is horrendous", she told the M.E.N . Flooding in Horwich, Bolton (Image: ASP) "I think it's something to do with the drainage and the pipes that's caused it. "The water came in through the back of our garden and it got to the house as well. "No-one has been out to our house yet, we didn't know what to do. "There was nothing to stop the water from in and our garden is trashed. Flooding in Horwich, Bolton (Image: ASP) "It's calmed down now, I just hope it doesn't start again." Lauren Aherne, who also lives on the estate, said: "B ehind the estate is where the water must be coming from. "The pipe has burst at the back and the water is gushing out like a waterfall.

. "Because we're on a hill most of the water is gushing down towards Chorley New Road. "My garden is flooded but it's not come to the house. Flooding in Horwich, Bolton (Image: ASP) "The water has slightly come into my neighbours house and the fire service have given her sandbags. "The fire service are just trying to direct the water away from houses." In a tweet posted this afternoon, Bolton Council said: "Our highways team are on site in Horwich pumping water out of the gullys. Flooding in Horwich, Bolton (Image: ASP) "Please stay away from Horwich, Middlebrook and surrounding areas." A tweet posted later this evening said: "Road diversion signage being deployed to the area. "Limited number of sandbags being delivered to the Fallbirch Rd area which can be collected if you need them. "Please only collect if absolutely necessary as supplies are limited and there are some urgent cases." Flooding at St Joseph's R.C High School (Image: St Joseph's R.C High School) St Joseph's R.C High School, on Chorley New Road, will be closed on Monday due the flooding, a post said on their Facebook page. The post said the main school corridor, kitchen, hall, ground floor classrooms and offices were left 30cm under water after the floods. Chorley New road remains closed in both directions from St Anthony's Church to De Havilland Way. Read More Related Articles Fire crews tackle blaze at derelict building in Oldham Read More Related Articles LIVE updates: 'Major flood' hits part of Bolton with people asked to avoid the area

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UK 'The water was gushing like a waterfall'... 'major flooding' hits part of Bolton last minute news


UK 'The water was gushing like a waterfall'... 'major flooding' hits part of Bolton last minute news


UK 'The water was gushing like a waterfall'... 'major flooding' hits part of Bolton last minute news


UK 'The water was gushing like a waterfall'... 'major flooding' hits part of Bolton last minute news

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