Update on the flooding in Poynton, Bollington and Wilmslow Date published: 1st August 2019 11.19am

Emergency services have confirmed that the localised flooding affecting parts of Cheshire has largely subsided, although a number of flood warnings and alerts remain in place.

The flash flooding last night caused major issues in the Poynton, Bollington and Wilmslow areas.

This affected a number of properties and resulted in a number of road closures, thankfully there were no reports of any injuries.

Overnight, Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service attended a total of 42 flooding related incidents in and around Poynton, Bollington and Wilmslow. Firefighters remain at the scene and are helping to provide reassurance to the local community.

Meanwhile, the Highways team at Cheshire East Council, who responded to more than 150 highways-related flooding calls, are in the area inspecting the highways network, clearing any debris and responding to further requests for assistance.

The majority of roads have now reopened, although motorists are advised to drive with care as there is still a large amount of surface water in the area.

The following roads remain closed at this time:

  • Styal Road, Wilmslow – closed in both directions
  • Flash Lane, Astbury – closed in both directions
  • Fol Hollow, Congleton – closed in both directions
  • Mill Lane, Adlington - closed in both directions
  • Moggie Lane, Higher Poynton – closed in both directions due to collapse of the bridge at the junction with Narrow Lane
  • Skellorn Green Lane, Adlington – closed due to flooding at the junction with Street Lane and Cawley Lane
  • A555 Manchester Airport link road

 A number of other minor roads also remain closed and motorists are reminded not to ignore road closure signs as they could potentially be putting themselves in danger. Pedestrians are urged not to walk though flooded areas. 


Motorist who had were forced to abandon their vehicles yesterday are being urged to arrange collection as soon as possible.


Clean-up work will be carried out in the area today by Cheshire East Council and residents with any issues can call the Cheshire East emergency helpline on 0300 123 5025.  For any highways issues please Cheshire East Highways on 0300 123 5020.


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 or visit https://flood-warning-information.service.gov.uk/warnings.


For any heath related and flood recovery advice visit: https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/flooding-health-guidance-and-advice