Buxton and High Peak hit by flooding after heavy rain - pictures

Flooding on Lightwood Road, Buxton
Flooding on Lightwood Road, Buxton

Heavy rain has caused flooding in Buxton and across the High Peak.

Several properties on Lightwood Road in Buxton have been flooded and there has also been flooding in Ashwood Park.

Flooding on Lightwood Road, Buxton

Flooding on Lightwood Road, Buxton

The A6 between Buxton and Bakewell was closed after the Wye burst its banks.

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Flood warnings - meaning flooding is expected - remain in place for the River Wye at Litton Mill, Chee Dale, Cressbrook, Upperdale and the Church Street area of Ashford-in-the-Water, and also for the River Goyt at Whaley Bridge. A flood alert covers a much larger section of the River Wye.

Train services between Buxton and Stockport were also disrupted by the flood water, but some lines have now reopened although services may still be cancelled or delayed.

Flooding on Lightwood Road, Buxton

Flooding on Lightwood Road, Buxton

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Derbyshire police issued a warning to motorists to avoid a number of roads in the High Peak which are flooded.

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In a tweet they said the following roads were unsafe to pass: Bridge Street, New Mills; Hyde Bank Road, New Mills; Ford Road, Whaley Bridge; Start Lane, Whaley Bridge; Hayfield Road, Birch Vale; Lightwood Road, Buxton; A623 Sparrowpit stretch; A6 Bakewell to Buxton; and A6 Topley Pike stretch.

Flooding on Lightwood Road, Buxton

Flooding on Lightwood Road, Buxton

The spokesperson said a number of properties across the High Peak – in particular in and around Buxton, Whaley Bridge and New Mills - were at risk of, or have been, flooded.

And they issued the following advice to homeowners who are concerned about their properties flooding:

* If safe, leave the property and go to a friend or relative's house that is in a safer location;

* If unable to leave the property – turn off electricity and move to a higher floor;

Flooding on Lightwood Road, Buxton

Flooding on Lightwood Road, Buxton

* If neither option is possible and your property is at immediate risk of flooding then call 999.

Related links

Flood warnings for England

High Peak Borough Council flood advice

Flooding on Lightwood Road, Buxton

Flooding on Lightwood Road, Buxton

Ashwood Park was turned into a raging torrent.

Ashwood Park was turned into a raging torrent.

Ashwood Park under water.

Ashwood Park under water.

The park's bowling green is now under water.

The park's bowling green is now under water.