Emergency services respond to flooding issues across Cheshire Date published: 14th June 2016 4.59pm

Cheshire police are currently dealing with incidents of flash flooding across the west and south of the county.

The flooding is having a major impact on the local area and a small number of homes have been flooded, though there are not believed to be any casualties at the current time.

Residents affected by the flooding are advised to stay indoors at the current time, and move upstairs if possible. Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service will be visiting properties affected by flooding and will evacuate where necessary.

Some roads have been closed, with reports of flooding in:
• Wrenbury Road, Aston
• Walkworth Road, Ellesmere Port
• Rugby Road, Ellesmere Port
• Brancepth Court, Ellesmere Port
• A5117, Little Stanney
• Dale Barracks, Chester
• Green Lane, Audlem
• Little Dale Lane, Gorstage
• Mereside Road, Mere
• Station Road, Delamere
Motorists are advised not to drive through flood waters. The water is often deeper than it looks and it may be moving fast. If people do need to use their cars drivers are advised to allow extra time for travelling.

People – especially children – should not attempt to walk through flooded areas.

Residents in the affected areas are asked to give a thought to any elderly or disabled people living in the area. Please make contract via telephone rather than personal visits in affected areas.

Anyone concerned about potential flooding should sign up for free flood warnings on the Environment Agency's website, follow them on Twitter @EnvAgencyNW for the latest information or you can call the Flood Line on 0345 988 1188.

There is also further help and advice from Public Health England if you are affected by floodwater, visit their website at www.gov.uk/prepare-for-a-flood