storm ellen

Large areas of the Salford have been given an amber warning by the Met Office, with recent forecasts showing Storm Ellen could be on its way as early as Friday.

Storm Ciara and Storm Dennis have already swept through parts of the City, with the River Irwell once again bursting its banks.

Gales of over 100 mph and major flooding have caused disruption across all transport networks and trashed the city with litter.

Residents in Lower Kersal were advised to evacuate and move belongings upstairs to minimise any flood damage that may occur. The River Irwell also overflew near Agecroft Cemetery and Drinkwater Park. Kersal flood basin was opened, averting further damage.

However, photographs on social media showed roads, parks and front gardens completely underwater under water.

It is understood that the Kersal flood basin will remain open in preparation for the end of the week.

The Met Office forecast for next week already reads amber with warnings of snow, ice and strong gusts across the city. A statement issued by the Environmental Agency read:

“Our incident response staff are closely monitoring weather forecasts and river levels and will issue further updates as necessary.”

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