Alderley Road and Airport Relief Road closed again due to heavy rain

The A555 Manchester Airport Relief Road has been closed again today as a safety precaution following heavy rainfall due to Storm Christoph.

The Manchester Airport Relief Road has been closed in both directions between Bramhall Oil Terminal and Styal Road.

A spokesperson for Stockport Council said "Heavy rainfall is expected throughout today, and as a result, we are preparing for this and are continuing to monitor the situation very closely.

"The A555 is now closed in both directions as a safety precaution. The tanks that capture run off water are now full and we expect there to soon be flooding on the road, making the route unsafe.

"We will continue to review the situation and we would like to ask residents to please avoid the area and use alternative routes."

The £290m A555 Manchester Airport Relief Road, which opened in October 2018 has been closed on several occasions due to flooding.

Alderley Road in Wilmslow is also currently closed from the Kings Arms due to flooding.

The Carrs Park is also flooded at the Styal Road/Twinnies Bridge entrance.

The Met Office has issued an Amber National Severe Weather Warning for parts of northern, central and eastern England which is valid through to midday on Thursday.

Photo: Alderley Road.

Taken at 11.14 am today (Wednesday, 20th January) at the bottom of path which leads from Wilmslow Rugby Club which leads into the Twinnies car park.

The Carrs, where the River Bollin is flowing very fast, taken from the metal railing bridge.



Here's what readers have had to say so far. Why not add your thoughts below.

Yvonne Bentley
Thursday 21st January 2021 at 10:35 am
Welsh Row in Nether Alderley was flooded again last night due to the council neglect of the drains and gullies. They have been warned about this problem for years and have been contacted again recently due to the escalation of the flooding. Unfortunately, last night , two of the older residents had to call upon the fire brigade to pump out their flooded homes. This is not the first time for one of them and unsuccessful attempts have been made to engage the council. The disappointing lack of interest by the council in engaging with the root of problem is matched by their disregard for some of its more elderly residents .
David Brierley
Friday 22nd January 2021 at 9:43 am
As a resident of Welsh Row, I’m in complete agreement with Yvonne’s post, and the lack of any actions over recent months, and indeed years, to the ongoing blocked drains and gullies along Welsh Row.

I have reported a blocked road drain immediately outside our own property 3 times on Cheshire East website, and have had numerous conversations over the past 6 months about clearing same, and also reporting the many other drains blocked, and subsequent flooding across the full width of the lane further down towards Sand Lane.

I am aware of many other residents of Welsh Row who have also reported this serious issue to Cheshire East by both phone calls and via their website, over the past twelve months. One of the ladies whose house was sadly flooded again on Wednesday, has been calling the council almost every week over the past 6 months, with absolutely no attempt being made to resolve the ongoing issues.

Apart from the devastating results of the flooding of houses, there is also a health and safety risk to both walkers, cyclists, car and van drivers when the resultant excess surface water freezes.

The indifference and lack of action shown by Cheshire East to both residents and those who enjoy walking and cycling along this lovely lane is totally unacceptable.
Jenny Youatt
Friday 22nd January 2021 at 11:43 am
Totally agree with both the above. I have made several phone calls to the council but no response. Welsh Row was a torrent of water on Wednesday - very frightening!!
Charlie Gaughan
Sunday 24th January 2021 at 11:12 pm
I feel sorry for these people they seem to have been very patient with the council water board and every one. Makes you wonder if they should be turned into part time boating lakes
Simon Carden
Tuesday 26th January 2021 at 3:42 pm
The surge of water from the Nether Alderley mill- race down past St Mary’s church ,picking up all the run off from the pastures far exceeds the culverts alongside the pedestrian right of way leading to Welsh Row . The result is that this pedestrian route runs like a river . The major culvert linking this area under Welsh Row to the major holding tanks alongside the by pass ( cleared by the Highways people recently ) is by passed and is rendered useless . The surface water therefore runs through and around the houses at the end of Welsh Row aided by the blocked combined highway drains opposite . This is of course not new to any “ stakeholders “ the issue having being raised in 2019 .