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Floods causing travel disruption in North West

Rail services are suspended on Transpennine Express between Sheffield and Manchester Piccadilly due to flooding at Dore and a tree on the line.

Some services are diverted to run via Huddersfield, increasing journey times up to 45 minutes.

There's disruption on Northern Rail between Sheffield and Manchester Piccadilly due to flooding. They say services coming to and from Sheffield are unable to run until further notice.

In Greater Manchester the A627(M) Northbound entry slip road from A663 is closed due to flooding at Junction 1 A663 Broadway / A627 Chadderton Way / Burnley Lane (Elk Mill Roundabout).

The scene at Douglas last night

The Isle of Man Steam Packet Company has cancelled this morning's early services between Heysham and Douglas.

Passengers are urged to contact the Steam Packet Company to make alternative travel arrangements.


Four people rescued from cars after flooding in Bury

100 days on from Boxing Day floods

100 days on from the Boxing Day floods many people affected are still struggling to rebuild their lives.

More than 2,000 homes and businesses were flooded in the deluge in December 2015.

One of the worst hit areas was Whalley, Ribble Valley, where the River Calder burst its banks.

Flood defences are being restored but there is no promise that they will hold in the future.

Severe flood warning for St Michael's on Wyre

There is a severe flood warning in place for the area south of the river in St Michael's on Wyre Credit: ITV News Granada Reports

A severe flood warning remains in place for St Michael's on Wyre after more heavy rainfall overnight.

The Environment Agency says the area south of the River Wyre is at high risk of flooding due to raised river levels and pressure on temporary defences.

It says there is a significant chance the defences may not be able to cope with rising levels of water.

Environment Agency staff remain on site in the village.

Earlier this morning more than 40 officers were on the ground, urging people to leave up to 50 properties that were deemed at highest risk.

Police say the situation poses a potential risk to life.

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