Firefighters called in to protect homes after unprecedented flooding in North Staffs street


Firefighters were called out to protect homes in a North Staffordshire street after unprecedented flooding.

A crew from Sandyford was called to Halls Road, not far from the junction with Station Road, in Biddulph, last night following reports of flooding.

The water was pumped away and the drains in the area were cleared.

Biddulph West councillor Nigel Yates said while some standing water can be problematic on the street, this level of flooding had never been seen before.

Halls Road flooding

He added: “Nobody has ever seen it like this before.

“The firefighters did a fantastic job. They cleaned the drains as best they could, pumped the water out and even safeguarded a few houses.”

Councillor Yates reported the issue to Staffordshire County Council and said the issue has been created following resurfacing work in Akesmoor Lane.

He added a blocked culvert had caused water to pool in a small ‘lake’, which had then overflowed onto Halls Road.

The water overflowed onto Halls Road

A Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service spokesman said: “Called to reports of a property in Halls Road, Biddulph, being affected by a small amount of flood water shortly after 6.30pm last night (Sunday, December 13).

“A crew from Sandyford attended and drained away the water. The incident was then left in the hands of Staffordshire Moorlands District Council.”





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