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WATCH: Heartbreak as the flood clean-up begins

More than 70 people and 20 horses had to be rescued as the waters rose in Lancashire.

Emergency crews took up to 500 calls with Lancaster and Galgate the worst affected places.

Roads were shut and rail services have been disrupted by floods.

There are currently 18 alerts in place in the north west, which has left rail services running at a reduced speed.

Elaine Willcox was in Galgate in Lancashire, one of the worst affected areas.



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.

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