Scores of Chester businesses have been evacuated after flash floods have hit the city for the second day in a row.

Thunder, lightning and heavy showers have battered the region again, just 24 hours after Stanney Lane and the Coliseum Car Park in Ellesmere Port were submerged.

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A huge thunderstorm resulted in a number of shops being totally flooded, and the entire Forum Shopping Centre having to be evacuated.

Staff from Blackstocks fish and chip shop on Northgate Street also had to leave the premises due to the rainfall.

Angella Rawsthorne took this picture of flooding at he Claire House Children's Hospice shop in Frodsham Street in Chester
Angella Rawsthorne took this picture of flooding at he Claire House Children's Hospice shop in Frodsham Street in Chester


Angella Rawsthorne tweeted us a picture of her shop doorway on Frodsham Street completely submerged in water, with the words 'Please help'. She later said emergency services were on their way to the scene.

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A passer-by who witnessed the deluge said: "It all just happened so quickly really. The rain just kept on falling, it was quite scary, I couldn't believe my eyes."

Hoole was particularly badly hit with serious flooding issues in Lightfoot Street, near the Park Medical Centre and in Charles Street where staff at the restaurant At The Hollows posted a video on Twitter showing them mopping up after rain came through the ceiling, forcing them to close for the evening.

Traffic was also struggling to makes its way through the Saltney area where heavy rainfall produced pools of deep water especially under the bridge.

A Met Office weather warning for rain is in force until 9pm tonight (June 15).

Angry clouds over the University of Chester's main campus in Parkgate Road. Picture by Tony Cliffe
Angry clouds over the University of Chester's main campus in Parkgate Road. Picture by Tony Cliffe

Cheshire police are advising motorists to take care travelling on the roads this evening. A force spokesperson said: "Motorists are advised not to drive through flood waters. The water is often deeper than it looks and it may be moving fast.

Flooding at the Hoole Way roundabout in Chester. Picture by John Kenyon
Flooding at the Hoole Way roundabout in Chester. Picture by John Kenyon

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"If people do need to use their cars, drivers are advised to allow extra time for travelling. People – especially children – should not attempt to walk through flooded areas."

Flooding at the Hoole Way roundabout in Chester. Picture by John Kenyon
Flooding at the Hoole Way roundabout in Chester. Picture by John Kenyon


A huge amount of rain fell in a short space of time on Tuesday afternoon, causing some people needing to be rescued from their vehicles and forcing the closure of units at the Coliseum shopping park.

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