A resident walks past a 'thank you' sign.

Evacuated Whaley Bridge residents return home - in pictures

These photos show Whaley Bridge residents returning to their homes, almost a week after they were evacuated.

Locals were told they could go home this afternoon after a multi-agency team managed to secure Toddbrook Reservoir. Whaley Bridge residents can return to their homes after evacuation order lifted - live updates

A police officer directs traffic. Photo -  OLI SCARFF/AFP/Getty Images
A police officer directs traffic. Photo - OLI SCARFF/AFP/Getty Images
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A woman walks her dog as residents return to the town of Whaley Bridge. Photo - OLI SCARFF/AFP/Getty Images
A woman walks her dog as residents return to the town of Whaley Bridge. Photo - OLI SCARFF/AFP/Getty Images
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One resident unloads her car. Photo - OLI SCARFF/AFP/Getty Images
One resident unloads her car. Photo - OLI SCARFF/AFP/Getty Images
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Photo - OLI SCARFF/AFP/Getty Images
Photo - OLI SCARFF/AFP/Getty Images
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