Travellers face disruptions as Storm Ciara brings heavy rain and gales

The Met Office has said that Storm Ciara threatens to be the worst of the century, with heavy rain and winds reaching almost 100mph.

Weather warnings have been issued across the country and rail companies, including Network Rail, have urged passengers not to travel.

Meanwhile Cheshire East Highways tweeted "We are still experiencing strong winds across the Cheshire East area and are responding to a high number of reports of fallen trees and other weather related emergencies. Please be aware and take extra care if travelling on the roads today."

Andrew Backhouse has sent is this photo of a tree down across the Manchester bound track at Handforth, taken at 1pm, causing delays as trains are diverted tot the other track.

Kelvin Briggs sent us the photo of Wilmslow Road in Alderley Edge.

Donald Henderson sent the photo of a tree down blocking Congleton Road Nether Alderley this morning, taken around 10am.



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Duncan Herald
Sunday 9th February 2020 at 6:54 pm
Blocked drains in the usual places so flooding of roads. Haven't we seen this before?
Is there some reason why drains that have been blocked for some time can't be unblocked?