Two main roads in Manchester are closed off this morning due to serious flooding.

Oxford Road, near the University of Manchester and the Manchester Royal Infirmary, and Lloyd North Street are both closed off.

Both are main roads, with Oxford Road being one of the busiest bus routes into the city centre.

Oxford Road is shut between Booth Street West and Grafton Street and Lloyd Street North is closed between Denmark Road and Burlington Road.

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United Utilities said the leak, which has been caused by a burst water main, has also left some houses and properties in Manchester without water this morning.

Engineers are on their way to the site, they added on their website.

GMP posted a picture of the flooding on Oxford Road this morning.

A huge pool of water can be seen on the road outside some of the university's main buildings.

At tweet posted at around 5.40am said: "Road Closed - Oxford Road is closed in both directions between Booth Street West and Grafton Street outside the University due to a serious water leak, causing major flooding on the road. Sgt K."

A second tweet added: "Road Closed - Lloyd Street North is closed between Denmark Road and Burlington Street due to serious flooding on the road."

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