Rivers are at risk of flooding after the region was battered by heavy rain, and it's not over yet.

Three flood alerts were put into place earlier today, and are expected to continue into tomorrow.

Flooding was deemed possible from Upper River Douglas, Middle River Mersey, River Lostock and the River Yarrow.

Horwich, Wigan, Chorley, and Trafford are all at risk from high river levels, with major roads across the network descending into travel chaos as they were also affected by the weather.

Residents are being advised to avoid using low lying footpaths and to keep up to date with the Environment Agency website, whilst field teams from the organisation are out clearing debris from rivers to try and prevent flooding.

Water levels are set to peak at 10pm, as most of the showers are forecast to stop by then, according to the Met Office.

The M61, M60 and M62 all experienced problems this morning due to surface water on the road.

North West Motorway Police stopped a car on the M56 near junction 15 for travelling over 90mph despite the poor weather conditions. Officers issued a Traffic Offence Report for excess speed and no MOT on the vehicle.

Drivers on the M60 were also caught up in two road closures. The anticlockwise exit slip road at junction 17 for Whitefield, and the clockwise exit at junction 3 for Cheadle were both shut due to flooding for more than two hours this afternoon. Both have now reopened.

Surface water on M60 between junction 18, for Simister Island, and junction nine, for Trafford Park, also caused traffic to move slowly.

The A572 on Worsley Court House Roundabout near the M60 junction 13 entry is down to one lane, with standing water taking the traffic cones on a watery adventure.

Junction three of the M58 heading westbound is currently disrupted, with flooding on the exit causing police to ask people to take care.

It wasn't just the roads that suffered, with delays on services from platform 14 at Manchester Piccadilly.

An issue with the overhead lines saw the xx:22 to Wigan and the xx:30 to Blackpool services cancelled after 3pm. It is not yet clear when disruption will end.

Tickets are being accepted on Metrolink for passengers to get to Victoria.

Electricity was switched off for safety reasons between Salford Crescent and Deansgate, with services between the two cancelled or severely disrupted from 3pm. Disruption is expected until at least 7pm.