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More UK weather woes as Creamfields floods

The Creamfields dance music festival has ended a day early after torrential rain caused “heavy flooding” at the festival site at Daresbury in Cheshire. The site was closed and revellers were asked to leave the site after the heavy downpours over the previous 24 hours had produced ‘significant and heavy’ flooding in the area according to the Police. Organisers warned people via Twitter and Facebook on Sunday morning that the site was closed and people with day tickets should not travel. A message posted on said: “It is with regret that today’s event at Creamfields has been cancelled due to significant rainfall overnight and on site flooding. Every effort has been made to continue with the event and following an evaluation of the site the decision has been made by the promoters, Cheshire Police and multi agencies on site to close today’s final day in the interest of Health and Safety. The heavy downpour overnight has created issues across the site leaving many areas unusable. It is our primary concern at this time that assistance is given to those on site and ensure those campers exit safely”. Coach operators Big Green Coach were attempting to bring forward its services to help campers depart.