Clean-up after Merseyside and Cheshire floods

Part of the Trent and Mersey Canal breached at Dutton
Image caption Part of the Trent and Mersey Canal breached at Dutton

People are continuing the clean-up operation in Merseyside and Cheshire after heavy rainfall led to flooding, damaging homes and businesses.

The Environment Agency flood alerts remain in place for several areas including in St Helens, Warrington, Frodsham, Southport and Wirral.

Some roads remain closed, including College Street in St Helens and Valley Road in Kirkby.

Train services affected by the floods are running but with possible delays.

Arriva Trains Wales said delays were possible between Crewe and Chester due to earlier flooding and a landslide.

There is a reduced service on Merseyrail services between Rock Ferry and Chester, and between Rock Ferry and Ellesmere Port due to flooding at Hooton.

Delays are possible on Virgin Trains services between Crewe and Holyhead, due to an earlier landslide and flooding between Crewe and Chester.

Cheshire Police are warning motorists to avoid the areas around the Trent and Mersey Canal in Dutton and Middlewich, after it breached and parts of the towpath broke off.

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