Council reveals impact of Storm Ciara


Cheshire West and Chester Council staff have been busy clearing up after the disruption caused by Storm Ciara over the weekend.

The council’s teams received more than 100 storm-related calls across Saturday and Sunday, working through challenging conditions.

The teams cut up and removed more than 33 trees and dealt with 20 incidents of localised flooding throughout the borough – with Sunday being their busiest day.

A number of local attractions decided to close for the day on Sunday, erring on the side of caution.

CWAC deputy leader Cllr Karen Shore said: “Many council teams have been worked around the clock throughout the weekend to keep residents safe and the county’s road network moving.

“Storm Ciara made a big impact on west Cheshire and it is a testament to our teams’ hard work that they have removed so many fallen trees and obstructions in such a short space of time.”

Cllr Shore added: “I’d like to take this opportunity to thank them for all their hard work in incredibly difficult conditions.”

The county is now bracing itself for storm Dennis which is expected to arrive over the coming weekend – many social media users have already commented that Dennis may be something of a menace.


The list of incidents across the borough included:

  • Tree – A54, near Station Road (Rilshaw Lane Bridge)
  • Tree – Clive Lane/Clive Green Lane junction, Winsford
  • Tree – Fluin Lane/Langdale Way, Frodsham
  • Tree – Pennys Lane by Cheshire Grill
  • Tree – Ash Road (off A49), Cuddington
  • Tree – Weaverham Road – outside Gorstage Hall
  • Tree – Cogshall Lane (outside Manor Farm), Little Leigh
  • Tree – A49 Warrington Road in vicinity of the Holly Bush Inn
  • Tree – Manley Road, Frodsham
  • Tree – A559, south of Antrobus
  • Flooding – Griffiths Road (bridge), Northwich
  • Flooding – Manchester Road/Griffiths Road junction
  • Flooding – Foxdale, Dalefords Lane (near Spanns Garage)
  • Flooding – 120 Chester Road, Greenbank
  • Flooding – 201 London Road (Art College junction)
  • Fallen tree – A49 Nantwich Rd junction of Eaton Lane (Four Lane Ends).
  • Billboard partially blown down on Hoole Lane, Chester opposite no. 29.
  • Fallen tree Sibbersfield Rd, Farndon
  • Higher Wych Rd , Malpas. SY14 7JP
  • Fallen tree – Chester High Road Neston. CH64 3RY
  • Fallen tree – A51 Tarvin Road, CH3 5EE.
  • Fallen tree – Capenhurst Lane, CH65 7AH
  • Fallen tree – Chester High Road Ch64 7TS junction with Dunstan Lane
  • Fallen tree – Capenhurst Lane, near Capenhurst primary school.
  • Fallen tree – A540 betweeen Crabwall Manor and the Wheatsheaf Inn.
  • Fallen tree – Parkgate Road d, Chester CH14EF
  • Fallen tree – Chester High Road, near Gordale Garden Centre.
  • Fallen tree – Welsh Road Doddleston CH4 9LF.
  • Fallen tree – Wicker Lane, Guilden Sutton.
  • Hinderton Road Neston CH64 9PZ.
  • Fallen tree – Chester Road Great Sutton junction of Kendal Drive.
  • Flooding – Moorfield Drive, Parkgate
  • Fallen tree – Vicarage Road, Chester CH2 3JA.
  • Flooding – Admiral Bank Hamilton House SY14 8JF..
  • Flooding – A540 Chester High Rd
  • Fallen tree – Sandy Lane, Chester CH3 5UX
  • Water surging from manhole – Barnacre Drive, Parkgate, Neston.
  • Flooding – The Lodge, Ashbury Road, CH1 6QD.
  • Fallen tree – Hinderton Road O/S Witchwood.
  • Fallen tree – Smithy Lane Willaston CH64 2UA.
  • Flooding – The Parade, Parkgate.
  • Flooding – Brookside, Station Rd, Backford. CH1 6NT.
  • Rbout sign blown down – A41 Hampton Heath Rbout SY14 8JH..
  • Shutters hanging off windows causing hazard – 25 Nicholas Street, Chester
  • Flooding – Carlton Close, Parkgate
  • Fallen tree – Crossley Crescent, Hoole
  • Fire service on site pumping water from rear gardens Carlton Close, Parkgate – Sandbags provided by Ringway.
  • Flooding – Frog Lane, Tattenhall.
  • Fallen tree – A49 between Bickley Green and Tarporley.
  • Fallen tree – Gordon Lane, Backford.
  • Fallen tree – Frog Lane, Tattenhall.
  • Fallen tree – Morley Lane, Dunham on-the-hill near junction of Barrow Lane near pumping station.
  • Flooding – Heath Lane,Willaston.
  • Flooding – A534 between Broxton rbout and Carden Park.
  • Flooding – Raby Park Road / Neston High School. Flooding.



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