New Flood Alert warning due to high tide forecast


FOLLOWING on from yesterday’s flooding when the River Mersey burst its banks in Warrington, a new Flood Alert warning has been issued by the Environment Agency.

The latest Flood Alert has been issued due to the high tide forecast during the early hours of 11/04/2024.

Flooding is possible at low-lying lands and roads from 01:30 AM on 11/04/2024 at the following locations:

Fiddlers Ferry, peaking between 02:00 – 03:00 AM.
Eastford Road, peaking between 02:15 – 03:15 AM.
Arpley Bridge, peaking between 02:30 – 03:30 AM.

It is possible that river levels may affect Arpley Road under the railway bridge.
Higher than normal tides are expected over the next 2 days and as a result further alerts or warnings may be issued.
The Environment Agency incident rooms are on standby and they are closely monitoring the situation.

They are liaising with emergency services and local authorities.
Avoid using low-lying footpaths and any bridges near local watercourses and do not attempt to walk or drive through flood water.
Flood alert area: Areas at risk include Fiddlers Ferry, Eastford Road, Arpley Bridge, Knutsford Road, Howley, Kingsway North and Westy.
Yesterday 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.
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