Firefighters rescued four people when their cars became submerged in water on a flooded road this morning.

Rescuers rushed to Ferngrove, in Bury , when the drivers and passengers became trapped in deep flood waters.

The dramatic incident unfolded just after 8am on Saturday, November 12.

Heavy rainfall has caused localised flooding in the town making the main road impassable in parts.

Motorists and pedestrians are being warned to avoid the area.

Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service group manager Ben Levy tweeted the video above from the scene showing two vehicles trapped in flood water and several emergency vehicles.

A woman is rescued by a firefighter after flooding on Ferngrove in Bury (Photo: @benlevyfire)

He wrote: “Ferngrove #Bury is totally impassable #flood. No access. Four rescued by @manchesterfire. Please avoid”

A spokesperson for the service said: “Fire engines from Bury and Whitefield were mobilised to the incident along with a water incident unit from Heywood.

“Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service firefighters used an inflatable raft, known as a water sled, from the water incident unit to rescue the four people – a woman from one vehicle and three men from another vehicle (ages unknown).

“The woman was treated by North West Ambulance Service staff members.”

Flooding on Ferngrove in Bury. Pictures by GMFRS group manager Ben Levy (Photo: @benlevyfire)

Flooding has is also affecting other parts of the region this morning.

In Horwich, Bolton , the A6027 eastbound is blocked due to flooding between Mansell Way, Lostock Lane and Chorley New Road.

While traffic is queuing on Bolton Road in Hawkshaw, in Bury, as the road is blocked by floodwaters in both directions. This is between Tottington Road, Bury Road and Spenleach Lane.

And there are also reports of flooding in the Hornby Street and Hind Hill Street areas of Heywood town centre.

Manchester Evening News