Fire crews prevent flood deluging house

Firefighters prevented water flooding a house in Woore.

The water was within a couple of centimetres of deluging the property on the Nantwich road in the village on the Shropshire/Cheshire border.

The alarm was raised at 3.22pm on Monday with crews from Market Drayton and Audlem going to the scene.

A spokesman for the Drayton fire station said: "A road side culvert had become overwhelmed with excessive rainwater, and run off from a nearby brook and was in danger of flooding a property, with the water only a couple of centimetres off before it deluged the property.

"Crews immediately got to work using the major pump on the Audlem appliance to reduce the amount of water in the culvert."

The Nantwich road out of Woore had to be closed for a period of time to allow crews to work safely on the roadway.

It took about an hour of pumping out the culvert until the water level had successfully been reduced enough to allow the culvert to operate normally with the quantity of water flowing into it."

"We would like to thank any motorists inconvenienced by the road closure for their patience and understanding."

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