THE borough is on high alert as Storm Frank is set the batter the region.
As yet there have been no major incidents in Wigan or Leigh, but residents are being warned to be careful, especially on the roads, as winds of up to 70mph are expected.
Greater Manchester Police are increasing their patrols, with firefighters on standby for any emergencies.
Northern Rail has asked customers to check its website before making any journeys.
North West Motorway Police tweeted that drivers need to be aware on the motorways and to look out for matrix warning signs.