11:19am Sunday 23rd December 2012
By Gina Bebbington
NORTHWICH residents and businesses were dreaming of a dry Christmas as Northwich suffered floods for the second time in three months.
The Environment Agency issued a flood alert for the River Weaver following heavy rain on Thursday.
This alert became a warning on Saturday as both saturated ground and rising river levels caused Dane Street to flood.
Envronment Agency teams were working in Northwich on Saturday night to pump away the excess water, which flooded the road by Butcher and Barlow solicitors.
Work at Hayhurst Quay also flooded near the confluence of the River Dane and River Weaver and the subway was closed when it filled with water.
Clr Gaynor Sinar, also a town centre trader, said: “Subways are full of water again, I think this could be worse than last time, as rain is given for another week.”
Despite the floods, many traders opened on Sunday for last minute Christmas shoppers.
The same area of Northwich also flooded in September.
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