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Hit the North: BT beats back flood damage in Manchester, West Yorkshire and Lancashire

BT engineers have successfully saved homes and businesses in Manchester, West Yorkshire and Lancashire disconnected by the recent bout of flooding and heavy rainfall. 

The latest round of extreme weather, beginning on Wednesday, February 12, has seen Openreach repair teams hit the roads again. 

In parts of the country worst affected by the weather, particularly those in the south west of England, Openreach will be adopting a more proactive door to door approach to get people back online more quickly. 

Hit the North: BT beats back flood damage in Manchester, West Yorkshire and Lancashire
It’s not over yet: Openreach repair teams have their work cut out for them

All the same, that hasn’t stopped damage reports coming flooding in from the various ISPs that use Openreach. 

Families and firms in various other parts of the UK are still waiting for repair teams to get to them. 

Openreach’s work is exacerbated by high levels of rainfall, the worst since records began. Severe flood warnings remain in place on the Somerset Levels and while river levels in southern and central England river levels continue to fall, properties and communities along the Thames and the Severn could remain flooded from some time. 

BT’s network division is still waiting to reconnect customers in the following areas: 

  • Cumbria
  • Mid Wales and Shrewsbury
  • Swansea and West Wales
  • Newport Severnside
  • Cardiff
  • Swindon
  • Bristol
  • Bournemouth
  • Taunton 
  • Exeter

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