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Flooding - latest updates

News   •   Dec 26, 2015 17:37 GMT

Latest updates on the numerous flooding incidents that have hit the borough today.

Water levels are receding, but more rain is forecast. The council has been working on site with the emergency services, doing everything it can to help residents affected by the flooding.

The Castle Leisure Centre in Bury has been set up as a rest centre and rendezvous point for anyone needing help. 

Those who have been evacuated or are worried about potential disruption are advised to stay with friends/family if they can.


Ramsbottom/Summerseat: the Ramsbottom (A58/motorway) bridge will remain closed for the time being. The bridge at Summerseat will be closed indefinitely following the collapse of the former Waterside pub. Access to Summerseat will be via Summerseat Lane as waters recede.

Bury: Bury Bridge is open. Radcliffe Rd is passable, but Dumers Lane is still closed for the time being.

Radcliffe: people are advised to stay away from the Pilkington Way area. Flooding has been exacerbated by a gas mains fire near the Asda car park at the pedestrian bridge. Bridges to Stand Lane/Blackburn St/Outwood Rd will be closed overnight.

Please take care in these conditions. All partners are working as hard as they can.