Major flooding incident in Bolton, Manchester

A emergency services response is currently ongoing in the Horwich area of Bolton following an intense downpour this afternoon.

>Posted 19:30pm on Sunday 16th May 2021

The incident occurred following approximately 2.5 inches of rain that fell within the space of an hour between 5 and 6pm this evening. The storm also brought hail and frequent thunder for a short period.

Photo below by Nicola Crompton

Multiple vehicles are still reporting to be blocked in various parts of Horwich. The latest local travel update:

Whilst the storm is currently fading out, many roads in the area still remain impassable.

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