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Cheshire East Highways – Weather Warning Update

21st October 2023 @ 3:03pm – by Rachel Bailey (Ward Councillor)
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Cheshire East Highways – Weather Warning Update

Letter from Rachel Bailey to Head of Highways and Councillor Browne:-

Dear Tom and Cllr Browne

I write to you as Head of Highways and Chair of said Committee.

Residents in Audlem Ward who are badly affected via the recurrent flooding at Corbrook on the A529 and Old Railway Bridge have advised me they have tried to telephone the out of hours service and their calls are simply cut off.

I have checked and can confirm this is the case.

In most instances they are trying to assist post Storm Babet, so understandably feel quite upset that this is the approach of CE. The main issue is the lack of signage, particularly alerting road users diverting to single track lanes of their unsuitability or indeed bridge weight limits. At Old Railway Bridge Swanbach A529 vehicles continue to be abandoned at this 'known site' to CE in need of, due to lack of signage alerting of the closure.

Please can you advise of engagement between CE and Shropshire as to notification of this recurrent flooding within our borough, when the CE helpline will be available and in the interim what does CE expect residents to do? I am sure you will understand that the inclement weather has affected everyone.

Thank you for your help in advance


Cllr Rachel Bailey

Audlem Ward

earlier statement from Cheshire East Highways:-

From: cehcomms <>
Sent: 20 October 2023 21:55
To: Cheshire East Members <>
Cc: Dom Proud <>; Alexandra Massingham <>; Tom Branton <>

Subject: Cheshire East Highways -- Weather Warning Update

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Hi all,

Due to the Amber and Yellow weather warnings issued by the MetOffice, we are continuing to work across the network and provide additional support to the public where possible.

The below roads currently remain closed across Cheshire East due to flooding and other highway related emergencies:

* The A51 Nantwich from Blue Stone lights to the Four Lane Ends (A49)
* Green Lane, Audlem (A529) from Whitchurch Road to A53 Market Drayton
* Maw Green Lane, Haslington
* A529 Audlem Road, Hankelow
* Capenhurst Avenue, Crewe
* Maw Green Road -- between Sydney Road to Clay Lane
* Winsford Road, Nantwich bridge under Venetian Marina
* Bickerton Road, Bickerton
* Skellorn Green Lane, Adlington
* Flatts Lane, Kettleshulme
* Cuckoo Lane/ Chorlton Lane, Nantwich
* Long Lane, Nantwich
* Wrexham Road, Ridley
* A49 Whitchurch Road from Ridley to Whitchurch
* Wrinehill Road, Wrenbury
* Kell Green Lane, Marthall closed due to a telegraph pole that has come down and an RTC
* A532- Tesco Roundabout Crewe is under 4-way temporary traffic lights

We're continuing to prioritise and respond to reports across the network and have additional gangs and drainage crews on site pumping flood water in affected areas.

Extra resources have been made available across the duration of the weekend to ensure that the network remains safe and accessible.

We will continue to share updates on our social media to keep the public informed on any current or new road closures throughout the night.

We are advising members of the public to contact us by calling 0300 123 5020 or 0300 123 5025 out of hours, to report weather related emergencies.

For the latest updates, please visit our Twitter/X account -- @CECHighways.

Many thanks,
Maddison Murphy
Communications Support Officer | Cheshire East Highways

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