Met Office Issues Warnings And Public Transport Routes Suspended After Flooding

Warnings are in place throughout Saturday and Sunday

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The Met Office has issued several weather warnings across the Northwest of England, with heavy rain and strong winds predicted to last throughout the day.

Weather conditions are expected to bring 40-70 mm and strong winds throughout the afternoon until midnight on Saturday (March 16), and experts warn flooding may occur in some areas.

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Met Office said Blackburn, Cheshire East, Greater Manchester and Lancashire were included in the warnings this afternoon.

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Several flood warnings are up in the Manchester area on the Flood Information Service.

Following flooding in and around Manchester, the following Northern rail services have been suspended:

Darlington - Bishop/Auckland

Skipton - Carlisle/Lancaster

Todmorden - Manchester Victoria

Eccles - Newton-Le-Willows

Passengers are advised to check rail services before they travel and avoid routes where flooding is likely to occur.

Northern rail customers have been advised that they can use their train tickets on Manchester Metrolink services.