RESIDENTS in a Cheshire village street say they are fed up with constant flooding problems which have turned their road into a river.

Heavy rainfall overnight on Monday (January 11) has once again resulted in Talbot Road, Dunham-on-the-Hill, Frodsham, several inches deep in rainwater.

It has left neighbours trapped in their homes, as well as concerns the road could become a death trap if the expected freezing weather forecast for later this week turns the street into an ice rink.

One young resident said she was home schooling at present and her mental health was being impacted as she was unable to leave the house for her daily exercise.

Also on the street, key workers – who have struggled to leave and get access to their homes – say they cannot afford for their cars to be flooded.

Residents say the issue stems from blocked up drains on the road. Cheshire West and Chester Council was deployed to the scene last Friday (January 8) to unclog the drains, but residents say not enough has been done to eliminate the issue.

One said: "It's flooded occasionally for years and never been properly fixed.

"Most recently it’s been flooded for the last week and we’ve all reported it on the CWaC website. They came out Friday and my neighbour says he saw them suck one drain on the south side of the road. But we all know the problematic ones are the two opposite it, on the north side."

In response, a Cheshire West and Chester Council spokesperson said: "Highways teams are currently working to resolve the flooding on Talbot Road in Frodsham.

"A tanker has been arranged to clear the water whilst they identify what further action is needed to resolve the issue following recent investigations."