Cheshire West appears to have escaped the worst of flooding that affected North Wales, Lancashire, Cumbria and Yorkshire on Boxing Day - but Warrington was another story.

The Environment Agency currently has a flood warning in place for the Lower Dee, including Farndon , with river levels expected to peak today. Agency officials warn 'some localised flooding problems' may result from surface water.

Heavy rain was predicted

And Cheshire Police yesterday tweeted about reports of flooding at the junction of Ash Road and Ince Lane in Elton with people advised to avoid the area.

But most of the problems experienced so far relate to the north of the county after heavy rain led to flooding problems in Warrington yesterday and last night, with other reports across the north west.

Firefighters from Chester and Ellesmere Fire Station were among crews brought in to help out from across the patch.

A total of 20 homes were flooded in the Densham Avenue area on the outskirts of Warrington. Ellesmere Port crews were tasked with assisting in the evacuation of 15 people from that area after seven houses, four shops and one commercial property were impacted.

One household comprising an elderly woman, her son and a female carer decided to remain but firefighters had to cut off electric and gas supplies for safety reasons.

There were also issues in Massey Brook Lane where a man had collapsed in the road and rising water levels were affecting eight homes. And two horses had to be rescued after becoming trapped in flood water in a field off Longshaw Street last night.

Reports of someone falling into Manchester Ship Canal

Chester fire crews also deployed their rescue boat to Warrington following reports of somebody having fallen in to the Manchester Ship Canal although this was not confirmed. However, fire crews were unable to assist as the canal had turned into a fast flowing river.

Watch manager Richie Gerrard said if somebody had fallen in it would have impossible to locate them as they could have been ‘five miles down river’.

Firefighters said specialists from Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service , known as swift water technicians, had once again deployed to the badly hit county of Cumbria, and also Lancashire, which took the brunt of the Boxing Day problems, together with North Wales, where many major roads were flooded, plus North and West Yorkshire.

There are no weather warnings in place affecting Cheshire West and Chester for today (Sunday December 27) or Monday but the Met Office has issued a yellow wind warning for this area on Tuesday and a yellow rain warning on Wednesday.

Anyone concerned about potential flooding should sign up for free flood warnings on the Environment Agency website , follow them on Twitter @EnvAgencyNW for the latest information or you can call the Flood Line on 0345 988 1188.

There is also further help and advice from Public Health England. If you are affected by floodwater, visit their website: