And the rain kept falling!

Home » Newsroom » Latest News » And the rain kept falling!
Looking over Heywoods Ridge towards the River Weaver
Looking over Heywoods Ridge towards the River Weaver

All will have noticed that is has been raining very heavily so far this week! The results are clear to see on these photographs taken to the west of the village by Steve Elliott.

The shots are looking over Heywoods Ridge towards the River Weaver.

The Nantwich area even made the regional TV news last night with rainfall recorded in the last few days at over 60mm (around 2.5in), or about what should normally fall in the whole of September, and amongst the highest rainfall levels in the country.

Update: A local resident from just outside Audlem has measured 106.2mm from Sunday at 5.00pm to lunchtime Thursday and says he has never recorded anywhere near as much in 24 hours as at the start of that period.

The Trent and Mersey Canal at Croxton Lane, Middlewich has been the major flooding danger in Cheshire East. The fire brigade and the Environment Agency are there but the risk of collapse is now receding but housing has been under threat. 

 

Moss Lane /Flowers Lane /Bradfield Green in Crewe has seen council staff working there throughout yesterday. Sandbags have been deployed and the council is currently pumping away 25,000 litres of water an hour.

 

popular recent storiesAlso in the news

parking_firestation
Sat 14 Oct 6:03am  |  hits: 1,416

We've had a message sent in by a local resident — they have provided their name — regarding their concerns about vehicles parking in the centre of Audlem:Parking in the village is difficult as we all know and will get worse with the forthcoming new houses.However, there are an increasing number of people who park across and in the entrance to the Fire Station when visiting the Co-Op and...

hankelow_planning_granary
Tue 17 Oct 6:04am  |  hits: 1,308

Outline planning permission is being sought for four detached homes near to the former Brookfield golf course in Hankelow.Details of the submitted plans are available on the Cheshire East website here. Comments on the application are welcomed by Wednesday 18th...

Cheshire_Chicks_dressage
Wed 18 Oct 6:03am  |  hits: 1,181

Local dressage team the Cheshire Chicks are flying high after qualifying for the British Dressage Team Quest National Championships. The team, consisting of local riders Corrie Mclellan, Ellie Foster and mother and daughter Janet and Izzy Maughan won their place at the dressage championships, which is aimed at grassroots riders, by taking a well-deserved second spot at the recent North West...