Village road re-opens after severe flooding

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A village road at Croft has now re-opened after severe flooding resulted in the road being closed.

Although a flooding blackspot, Lady Lane at Croft, was closed yesterday afternoon following heavy rain in the area.

Local residents said it was some of the worst floodings they had seen in the area for many years.

Newchurch Parish Cllr. Siobhan Carr said: “Very speedy response from Warrington Borough Council yesterday – I reported this in late afternoon and they were working on it at 5.30pm Saturday. The rain and sleet/ hail the last few days has been awful.”

Borough Cllr. Val Allen added: “We have asked for a multi-agency meeting between United Utilities, the council and the environment agency to get to the bottom of flooding problems in Croft, Culcheth and Glazebury.”

Warrington Borough Council started work on attempting to clear the road yesterday afternoon, with it eventually re-opening to traffic at around noon today.

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