LARGE parts of Warrington were hit by flooding over night following more heavy rainfall.

Cars have been reported stuck under Hawleys Lane bridge in Dallam.

One was stranded at 7am this morning, Friday and fire crews had to shut the road to help a driver.

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Fire crews at Hawleys Lane

While one resident even found a fish in the flood water on Densham Avenue in Longford.

The street has been hit by serious flooding multiple times this year.

Around 20 homes were hit by the rising flood water in the early hours of Friday and a small number of families decided to evacuate as a precautionary measure.

It is the fourth time the road has been affected in the past six months but the problems there are historic and date back more than 30 years.

Yesterday, we reported how one family had to move out after flooding in September. Their home was then trashed by vandals last weekend.

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The scene on Densham Avenue

Nearby Meadowside Primary School, on Clough Avenue, is closed today, Friday, due to serious flooding on the school grounds.

Now the council says it is committed to finding a solution to the problems.

A Warrington Borough Council spokesperson said: “Yesterday saw very high rain levels, not just in Warrington, but across the North of England. Where flooding occurred in our borough, council staff were deployed to provide support.

“Densham Avenue in Longford was one of those areas affected. Council staff were present on site and worked closely with the emergency services and the registered social landlord, Torus, to support residents.

"This included the closing off of roads and the provision of sandbags. The exact number of properties affected by the flooding, is still being determined jointly with Torus.

"However, we do know that only one property chose to evacuated. All other residents remained in their homes.

“We continue to invest in finding out the causes and delivering the solutions to flooding.

"Our first priority is to support those residents who were affected by the flooding.

"In the longer term, we are committed to working with our partners, including the Environment Agency and United Utilities, to develop a robust solution for the area.”

Major flooding was reported in Croft on Thursday evening on Heath Lane and Lord Street. Roads and gardens were affected.