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TRAVEL: Heavy rain causes flash flooding across the North West

More flooding is expected across the region today following torrential downpours.

Roads have been closed after heavy rain caused flash flooding at the weekend. Credit: Neil Deakin

Flash floods are affecting the following roads in the North West:

  • Parts of the A530 Middlewhich road in Cheshire is closed
  • A5102 Bramhall Lane in Greater Manchester is closed

Flood alerts remain in place in Cheshire and Greater Manchester. United Utilities says it is trying to help everyone affected.

You can sign up for flood warnings on the Environment Agency's website and find the latest information on its Twitter account, @EnvAgencyNW. Alternatively, you can call the Flood Line on 0345 988 1188.

Rail services between Hazel Grove, Stockport, and Buxton are suspended until at least Wednesday. Credit: Lynne Cameron/PA Archive/Press Association Images

Replacement buses are running in place of Northern Rail services between Buxton and Hazel Grove in Stockport after a landslip at Middlewood station.

The line is not expected to reopen until Wednesday morning at the earliest.

The firm says it is working with Network Rail to return services to normal as soon as possible.

You can find regular updates or check your journey before traveling on the Journey Checkwebsite. You can also Tweet Northern Rail via @northernassist

Part of Mancunian Way's been closed since a sinkhole opened up after heavy rain last summer. Credit: ITV News Granada Reports

Mancunian Way is completely closed for two days before it fully reopens following repairs to a sinkhole that opened up last summer.

TRAVEL: Rail services suspended between Hazel Grove and Buxton due to landslip

Northern Rail has apologised for any inconvenience caused. Credit: Lynne Cameron/PA Archive/Press Association Images

Northern Rail says services between Hazel Grove and Buxton have been suspended until further notice due to a landslip at Middlewood station.

The line is not expected to reopen until Wednesday morning at the earliest.

The firm says it is working with Network Rail to return services to normal as soon as possible.

Rail replacement bus services will be in operation between Hazel Grove and Buxton in both directions until further notice.

You can find regular updates or check your journey before traveling on the Journey Check website. You can also Tweet Northern Rail via @northernassist

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Mancunian Way to fully re-open on Wednesday 15 June

Millions has been spent repairing the sinkhole. Credit: ITV News

The Mancunian Way will fully re-open on Wednesday 15 June at 6am after works to repair a huge sinkhole that appeared after heavy rain last August.

Manchester City Council say United Utilities has completed a £6 million tunnelling project to lay a new sewer and is carrying out further replacement highway drainage work and resurfacing.

The council warn that before the reopening the entire Mancunian Way will be closed on Monday 13 and Tuesday 14 June for an annual maintenance inspection and work to remove the contraflow system.

It's great news that we have got a date for the reopening. We'd like to thank the public for bearing with us during this challenging work.

As the damage affected a major sewer there was no alternative but for United Utilities to carry out this complex large-scale repair deep underground otherwise large parts of East Manchester would have been left without a functioning sewage system and the water supply to the city centre would have been cut off.

It's great news that United Utilities have carried out this difficult repair without disruption to water and sewage network and we appreciate all their hard work.

– Councillor Kate Chappell, Executive Member for Environment for Manchester City Council
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