THE River Irwell has burst its banks, according to Bury Council.

Residents in Redvales and Radcliffe are being advised to take urgent precautions.

A plan to evacuate is underway according to the Redvales councillor Tamoor Tariq.

Castle Leisure Centre will be the rest centre for residents in Bury being evacuated. Transport will be provided if needed.

River Irwell has burst it banks in the last few minutes on call duty officers for Bury Council have confirmed. It’s paramount those around Redvales / Radcliffe begin to take precautions immediately. A rest centre etc is in the process of being set up #stormcaira #flooding

— Cllr Tamoor Tariq (@TamoorT) February 9, 2020

Flooding update. The fire service @manchesterfire is now on Warth Rd in redvales. In order to help with all flooding issues as well as evacuation #StormCaira #flooding

— Cllr Tamoor Tariq (@TamoorT) February 9, 2020

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