Flash floods lead to road closures

St Helens Star: FLASH foods: The scene on Millbrook Lane in Eccleston. FLASH foods: The scene on Millbrook Lane in Eccleston.

TORRENTIAL downpours have led to the closure of roads in St Helens this afternoon.

Flash flooding has forced St Helens Council to close Boundary Road between the junctions of Knowsley Road and Kirkland Street.

A council statement read: "The Council apologises for any inconvenience and says the road will re-open once the flooding subsides."

Showers hammered down down from about 2pm during thunderstorms. They lasted between 20 and 40 minutes in different parts of town.

Some Star readers say the flash foods were the worst they can remember.

Fire crews have been called out to deal with flooding in several areas of St Helens and Whiston.

Millbrook Lane in Eccleston was among the areas worst hit.

Ex-Broadway school teacher and Saints RLFC historian Alex Service said: "We had a terrific downpour here and water swept down from the Ecclesfield area down to Millbrook Lane.

"The area around the Seven Stars can best be described as a raging torrent as all the flood water collected."

STAR readers can send their pictures of the flash floods to news@sthelensstar.co.uk

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4:11pm Mon 15 Jun 09

marshy 08 says...

t Thank you to the bus driverof the 35a who had to drive through this. The water was so high it flooded the inside of the bus he did not panic and got us all to our destinations saftly
t Thank you to the bus driverof the 35a who had to drive through this. The water was so high it flooded the inside of the bus he did not panic and got us all to our destinations saftly marshy 08
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6:42pm Mon 15 Jun 09

bigmerv77 says...

Did you have your trunks?
Did you have your trunks? bigmerv77
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12:23am Tue 16 Jun 09

plain-truth says...

The same places flood every time but what do we care, we have a huge statue in Sutton. When will the people of this Borough finally get control of the funds that would save people so much distress , inconvenience and expense ?
The same places flood every time but what do we care, we have a huge statue in Sutton. When will the people of this Borough finally get control of the funds that would save people so much distress , inconvenience and expense ? plain-truth
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11:39am Tue 16 Jun 09

Mrs Rabbit says...

Maybe we could all 'Dream' about our town when its not flooded then.
Maybe we could all 'Dream' about our town when its not flooded then. Mrs Rabbit
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9:22pm Tue 16 Jun 09

St Helens Sarah Lou says...

I Live in the affected area on Boundary Road and I would like to express my disgust to st helens council. They were no where to be seen during this incident. Which is bad enough but then we were left with what can only be descride as raw sewage coating the road until ten am this morning. At which a street sweeper finally came. As for the bus and other cars that decided to take the chance through the floods what they didn't realise was every time they drove though a tidal of sewage made its way into peoples porches and our much beloved wainwrights. I pay my council taxes like every body else and would have expected a much quicker response from a council that can spend so much on a statue!!
I Live in the affected area on Boundary Road and I would like to express my disgust to st helens council. They were no where to be seen during this incident. Which is bad enough but then we were left with what can only be descride as raw sewage coating the road until ten am this morning. At which a street sweeper finally came. As for the bus and other cars that decided to take the chance through the floods what they didn't realise was every time they drove though a tidal of sewage made its way into peoples porches and our much beloved wainwrights. I pay my council taxes like every body else and would have expected a much quicker response from a council that can spend so much on a statue!! St Helens Sarah Lou
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