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Flood warnings remain in place as more snow arrives in Warrington

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TWO Flood warnings remain in place for areas closest to Sankey Brook and the wider area at Dallam as snow arrived in Warrington on Saturday morning.

While river levels are beginning to drop below flood warning thresholds, there remains a risk from surface / standing water, which will be compounded by melting snow.
The Environment Agency is closely monitoring the situation and will issue further updates where necessary. Please be aware of your surroundings and keep up to date with the current situation.
A flood alert also remains in place for the River Sankey catchment with St Helens and Warrington.
Meanwhile more wintery showers are forecast for Warrington in the coming days with temperatures dropping to -3 °C tonight.
As flooding clean-up operations continue over the weekend youngsters (and some not so young) took advantage of the snowy conditions with their sledges and toboggans.
Meanwhile, road closures remain n place at:
Smithy Brow, Croft, Warrington
A574 Glazebury Bound, Warrington – between East Lancs and B5212
Holcroft Lane
Tavlin Avenue, Bewsey and Whitecross, Warrington
Hawleys Lane
Calver Road, Winwick, Warrington
Warrington Lane, Lymm

*As of 7.38pm on Saturday evening the flood warnings had been removed.

Forecast: Today:
After a frosty start with further wintry showers, heavy at times and some sunny spells. Snow falling over higher ground with a potential of reaching lower levels too. Cold. Maximum temperature 3 °C.
Tonight:
A few wintry showers will continue during the evening and overnight. Clear skies at times with light winds allowing a frost and some icy patches to develop. Minimum temperature -3 °C.
Sunday:
A largely dry day for most on Sunday with some sunny spells. Wintry showers will affect the south of the region during the afternoon. Another cold day with light winds. Maximum temperature 3 °C.
Outlook for Monday to Wednesday:
Wintry showers in the north on Monday, dry elsewhere. A cold start Tuesday before rain and hill snow arrives later. Milder on Wednesday with further rain by the evening.

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