The Manc - Flood alerts for four regions this morning as heavy rain hits Greater Manchester"

Flood alerts for four regions this morning as heavy rain hits Greater Manchester

David Dixon/Geograph

Flood warnings are being issued following Monday night's heavy rain. 

The weather had led to high water levels in several areas across Greater Manchester, causing congestion and delays.

According to the Environment Agency, the catchment areas set to be affected by flooding this morning include:

  • Upper River Irwell (Oldham, Bolton, Rochdale, Haslingden, Ramsbottom and Rawtenstall)
  • Lower River Irwell catchment (Rivers Irwell, Irk, Medlock and Worsley Brooks)
  • Middle River Mersey (Bramhall, Stockport, Sale, Altrincham and Urmston)
  • River Mersey Uplands (Hyde, Ashton-under-Lyne, Denton, Stalybridge and Glossop)

Low lying roads are being hit worst, with the flood warnings expected to remain in place up until midday today (Tuesday 10 March).

Highways Officers have already arrived on the scene at the M62 and M60 - which have both been affected by flooding this morning as passengers experience delays on the work commute.

Bob Harvey/Geograph

Greater Manchester had recently enjoyed a temporary respite from difficult weather following the pair of storms that battered the region in the early part of the year.

Damp weather is forecasted for the rest of the week, with sunnier spells supposedly coming by the weekend.

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