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Rainstorms cause road chaos across Macclesfield

Rainstorms caused road chaos in Macclesfield today. At 12.20am last night a large branch fell, blocking London Road in Macclesfield and at 6.30am a tree came down on Butley Lanes in Prestbury.

Rainstorms caused road chaos in Macclesfield today.

At 12.20am last night a large branch fell, blocking London Road in Macclesfield and at 6.30am a tree came down on Butley Lanes in Prestbury.

A big tree came down at Beeston Brow, Bollington, blocking the road at 7.15am today.

Hitting a dry stone wall, council highways workmen cleared the road in half an hour.

A tree also fell down at Augusta Road in  Macclesfield, with a big branch coming away and blocking the road, which the council later cleared.

The weather also increased the number of road traffic accidents.

On Chucchill Way, an accident at 8.06am near Blockbuster between a car and a van left a 29-year-old passenger feeling dozy and with minor injuries and chest pain. At 10am two cars collided at Broadcar Road near the Cat and Fiddle  in Macclesfield, blocking the road.

At 12.18pm, a three vehicle accident near the Moss Rose left a 27-year-old woman with an injured leg.

On Raglan Road, Macclesfield, a smashed up red motorbike was found abandoned at 3.20pm.

A Cheshire Police spokesman said: "We have experienced a lot of road traffic accidents today due to the weather conditions."
 
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