Nearly a month’s worth of rain fell over large parts of Greater Manchester and Cheshire yesterday, causing severe flooding across the region. A major incident was declared in Poynton, Cheshire with homes evacuated and families were forced to spend the night in emergency accommodation. The deluge of downpours is set to continue, with the Met Office issuing a fresh danger to life flooding warning this morning.
Flooding has affected transport links due to road closures and disruption to railway lines.
All railway lines between Manchester Airport and Wilmslow have been affected by the adverse weather conditions, according to train operator Northern.
Main roads in the area have also been affected, with the A555 airport link shut due to flooding.
The M60 and Princess Parkway in south Manchester is also experiencing lane closures and delays due to large pools of water on the road.
Heavy downpours caused flooding across parts of the UK last night (Image: SWNS/PA)
A bridge has crumbled on Moggie Lane, Poynton (Image: PA)
Manchester Airport said passengers were using alternative routes and had not been delayed.
Police have urged people not to ignore “road closed” signs by driving or walking through water.
Poynton Police said on Twitter: “Please do not ignore the road closed signs or attempt to drive or walk through the water.
“Your car could become submerged and the road underneath could have collapsed putting you in danger. We put them in place to keep you safe.”
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The floods in Poynton, Cheshire have caused damage (Image: PA)
Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service said firefighters, emergency services personnel and staff from Highways England were helping those affected, with a rest centre established at Poynton civic hall.
Poynton Fire Station said