Floody hell for motorists

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COMMUTERS faced traffic delays in Wigan this morning (Wednesday) because of flooded roads.

Torrential overnight downpours meant both carriageways were under water on several routes in and out of town.

Orrell Road, Orrell, fooded following heavy rain

Orrell Road, Orrell, fooded following heavy rain

One flooded area on Orrell Road caused traffic jams as drivers slowed down and stopped before driving on through the water.

Weather forecasts for the rest of the day predict no more significant downpours.