Houses hit by flooding drama
Date published: 18 December 2012
SMALLBROOK Road in Shaw was closed last night after the local brook burst its banks under a deluge of rain.
Firefighters diverted water away from the road at the junction with Cowie Street using pumping equipment.
Ricky McLeary, who lives on Cowie Street, said: “We realised how bad it was was when we saw all the firefighters pumping water away. The water had come down from Whitfield Farm.”
Firefigher Darren Edwards said at one point, the water was 3ins higher than the pavements.
“We were there from 5.30 until 8pm as the water was close to the bottoms of the door frames of the houses,” he said.
Asda in Shaw was partially cordoned off due to the volume of rain. There were also reports of floods in High Street, Uppermill and parts of Delph.
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