Flood alert for River Mersey due to high tides


A Flood alert due to high tides has been issued for the River Mersey at Warrington.

The Flood Alert has been issued due to the high tide forecast this afternoon, 07/04/2024 with flooding possible at low lying lands and roads at the following locations:

Fiddlers Ferry, peaking around 12:00 PM
Eastford Road, peaking around 12:15 PM
Arpley Bridge, peaking around 12:30 PM

It is possible that river levels may affect Arpley Road under the railway bridge.    

The Enivironment Agency currently do not anticipate the Flood Alert level to be met during the next high tide in the early hours of tomorrow morning 08/04/2024.

But they are expecting higher than normal tides over the next 3 days and as a result we may issue further alerts or warnings. 

Incident rooms are on standby and we are closely monitoring the situation. 
They are liaising with emergency services and local authorities. 

Members of the public are advised to avoid using low lying footpaths and any bridges near local watercourses and do not attempt to walk or drive through flood water. 

This message will be updated by 5:00 PM on 07/04/2024, or as the situation changes.

Flood alert area: Areas at risk include Fiddlers Ferry, Eastford Road, Arpley Bridge, Knutsford Road, Howley, Kingsway North and Westy.


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