Wigan gym reopens after flooding forced it to close its doors

A popular gym has reopened after dramatic storms in the early hours caused flooding.

Wednesday, 24th July 2019, 8:34 am
Updated Wednesday, 24th July 2019, 9:34 am
JD Gyms was closed on Wednesday morning. Pic: Google Street View

Firefighters from Wigan were called to JD Gyms, on Robin Retail Park, at 6.20am on Wednesday when water got into the building.

A spokesman said: "Due to the flash storm, the heavy rainfall that's come down has affected a commercial gym.

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JD Gyms was closed on Wednesday morning. Pic: Google Street View

"We went to isolate their electrics. We were there for about 30 minutes. We made it safe.

"They have got to wait for an electrical engineer now to come and clear the system and reinstate it. They are not able to run their business until then."

Members of the gym were informed of the closure on its Facebook page.

A post said: "TEMPORARY CLOSURE: We have had a flood overnight. We won’t be able to open up until the water has been cleared away and all electrics have been checked. We will keep you posted. Apologies for the inconvenience. Thank you (Check back soon for updates)"

An update to the post at 1.30pm on Wednesday announced the gym had reopened.

It said: "We are now officially back open! The team have done an outstanding job, pulling together to get the gym back to normal. After much mopping, we're back in the game!

"Thank you all so much for your patience and understanding. The treadmills, running track and olympic lifting platforms are temporarily unavailable whilst the carpet continues to dry out, but everything else is fine!"