Flood waters hit Warrington as Mersey bursts banks


A combination of high tides, heavy rain and strong winds brought flood waters to Warrington as the River Mersey burst its banks.

In Warrington, flood waters hit Victoria Park and Riverside Retail Park near the town centre, while Wharf Street was also flooded.

At Arpley Bridge a pathway that connects Centre Park to the town centre was completely submerged.

In other areas of Warrington localised flooding was reported, including on Booths Lane and Weaste Lane, Lymm.


Flood waters on Booths Lane, Lymm

While the Environment Agency has now removed a warning for the Mersey Estuary at Warrington a spokesperson said: “River levels are high but steady, but still remain quite high in some locations and a Flood Alert remains in force for the wider area.

“Stay away from floodwater – it contains hidden dangers such as open manhole covers, sewage and chemicals. Continue to take care on waterside roads and footpaths and don’t put yourself in unnecessary danger.”

Meanwhile, Westbrook Cllr Siobhan Carr posted a warning on social media saying:  It is extremely windy out there! High tide, combined with heavy rain has resulted in some flooding across the town.
Please report any trees down or flooding. If it is an emergency situation – so over a road/ damage to a property or in a dangerous location, please call 999.
“I have reported in a tree down on A49/ Winwick Park / Winwick Lane roundabout.
Please use the link below if need any assistance or call the emergency 24-hour WBC number
01925 443322 https://www.warrington.gov.uk/contactus
It’s the second time in less than a week that flood warnings have been made for the Warrington area.
In recent years millions of pounds have been invested by the Environment Agency to improve Warrington’s flood defences, in particular along Knutsford Road.


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