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Heavy rainfall across parts of Greater Manchester

Flash flood hit the most parts of Greater Manchester after heavy rainfall.

Flash flood hit the most parts of Greater Manchester after heavy rainfall.

Parts of Tottington and Walshaw have been affected the flood this afternoon.

Many people shared footage of the flash flood on their social media accounts.

Train services across Greater Manchester have been delayed as most lines were submerged between Wigan and Southport.

Cris Jackson, the operator’s regional director said: “Unfortunately, because of the rising floodwater, we are unable to run our usual services on several routes which are having a significant impact on our customers.”

Network Rail said specialist teams were working to help bring water levels down “as quickly as possible,” added.

He also asked passengers to be patient.

 

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