Following unprecedented rainfall around the Stockport and South Manchester area, many roads were closed, rail journeys cancelled while many businesses and homes have been flooded.
A stretch of the A555 Hazel Grove to Manchester Airport link road has been under several feet of water for much of this week while residents in Bramhall and Poynton had to be rescued when the water proved too much for both the brooks and the drains.
With more unsettled weather forecast, Stockport Council’s Corporate Director for Place has issued a flood update and said:
“Alongside many other areas, Stockport has experienced excessive amounts of rainfall over the past few days.
“We have put in place dedicated teams in our contact centre specifically for flood issues. The hotline is 0161 217 6111. We also have colleagues who specialise in crisis such as this who have been out since the earliest hours this morning giving information and guidance to effected businesses and residents. We have been working round the clock to keep residents safe, to keep disruption at a minimum and to start to clean up the areas affected by the flood water.”
Work is also underway to see what financial support is available for affected residents and businesses. There have been some rumours that flooding yesterday in Bramhall, Cheadle and Hazel Grove was caused from the water we pumped from the A555 which Stockport Council said in not true.
Following heavy rain Norbury Hall Primary School is not available for use as a polling station for the Hazel Grove by-election. A mobile polling station is located at the Fiveways Pub car park on Macclesfield Road and there will be signs to direct voters to the mobile building.
For other disruptions and road closures, visit:https://www.stockport.gov.uk/news/flooding-update
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