FIREFIGHTERS rescued a man who was sat on the top of his car after it became submerged in flood water.

Crews were sent to Chester Road, Aldford, at 5.38am this morning following reports that a number of vehicles had got stuck.

Three fire engines – one from from Chester, one from Ellesmere Port and one from Powey Lane – along with the water rescue team attended the scene.

Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service said: "Firefighters were called to Chester Road in Aldford following reports of cars getting stuck in flood water.

"On arrival the crews found that two men had made their way to safety.

"A further report came in that a man was sitting on top of his car which was fully submerged in water.

"The crews used an inflatable raft to rescue the man. He was taken to hospital for precautionary checks.

"Firefighters have cordoned off the road with barrier tape due to the levels of the flood water."

Powey Lane Twitter page posted: "Earlier this morning we have been assisting @ChesterFireStn  at Aldford near Chester after the River Dee burst its banks leaving several motorists stranded in flood water who needed to be rescued.

"Please avoid the area & do not risk driving on any roads that have been flooded."

Chester Fire Station said: "We’ve attended several incidents this morning (and the last few days) where people have driven through flood water and had to be rescued by fire crews.

"Please don't do this - it could seriously damage your engine, and puts you and others at risk."