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Flooding incidents - Monday, September 11

Borough: All boroughs

Incident Date: 11 September 2017

FIREFIGHTERS have been called to a number of flooding incidents this morning after heavy rainfall in Greater Manchester.

From 7am on Monday, September 11, Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service attended six incidents that have been related to flooding. Stockport, Oldham, Trafford and Tameside have been affected.

See below for more details on some of the incidents.

Stockport

At 7:14am one pumpfrom Offerton attended an incident in Jacksons Lane, Stockport to reports of flooding in a school basement boiler room. The water was approximately 4 feet high and approaching the electrics.

Firefighters drained the affected room and were on the scene for approximately one hour and thirty minutes.

Mossley

At 8:10am, crews from Mossley were called to an incident in Horsforth Lane, Greenfield to reports of flooding in a residential property.

On arrival, crews found 30 sandbags were already in place. The flooding occurred due to excessive rain from the hillside.

Crews gave advice to the occupier in case of any further instances. Firefighters were on the scene for one hour and ten minutes.

Failsworth

At 8:57am, three crews from Ashton-Under-Lyne, Hollins and Eccles and Eccles Water Unit attended a large flood in roadway in Stannybrook Road, Failsworth.

On arrival, crews found a number of cars stuck at the entrance of Daisy Nook Garden Centre with water reaching waist height.

Crews assisted four vehicles and drivers to safety. Firefighters were on the scene for approximately one hour.

Bury

At 8:21am, three crews from Whitefield, Bury and Heywood attended a large flood in Fern Grove next to M66 bridge.

A driver was stuck in their car with rising water surrounding them, but had got themselves out of the vehicle when firefighters arrived at the scene.

Crews from Ashton arrived to the scene with a Technical Rescue Unit and an Enhanced Rescue Unit.  

Firefighters were on the scene for just under four hours.

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Last update: 11/09/2017 13:00:55
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