Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service (GMFRS) is
urging people to take extra care in the heavy rain that is
predicted for the weekend.
During the last period of bad weather, GMFRS received numerous
calls to reports of localised flooding and the problems it
Greater Manchester residents are urged to prepare for poor
weather conditions and, if driving somewhere, to allow extra
time for their journeys and to drive more carefully.
Councillor David Acton, Chairman of Greater Manchester Fire and
Rescue Authority, said: "We are expecting heavy rain over the
weekend and we would urge people to take extra care if they are
going out anywhere - allow extra time for your journey and if you
are driving increase your braking distance.
"And if you do go near ponds, lake and rivers, remember they may
well be swollen with the increased rainfall, so extra care is
"You can find out whether you can go about what you planned to
do by checking the Met Office and Highways Agency websites, which
provide live information on what the current situation is."
Visit the Met Office website at www.metoffice.gov.uk or
visit the Highways Agency website at www.highways.gov.uk/traffic.