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Four rescued from floodwaters in Bury

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Image caption The cars became stuck in floodwaters in Ferngrove, Bury

Firefighters have rescued four people after their cars became trapped by flooding in Greater Manchester.

Floodwaters in Ferngrove, Bury, partially submerged the cars at about 08:10 GMT following heavy rainfall.

Fire crews used an inflatable raft to rescue three men and a woman from two cars trapped in about 3ft (1m) of water.

Residents and motorists have been advised to avoid the area, which remains impassable.

The woman received treatment at the scene from ambulance staff.

A flood alert has been issued by the Environment Agency for the Lower River Irwell catchment, including areas in Greater Manchester.

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Image caption Firefighters stayed on site and helped local residents through the water
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Image caption Firefighters said there is no access to Ferngrove, which is "totally impassable" due to flooding

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