Warrington flood warning update
The Environment Agency issued an update on the Mersey Estuary flood alerts for Warrington at 4:35 p.m.
A forecast of a high tide at 1 a.m. on December 8 was reported with further high tides starting at 3 p.m. the same day.
Affected areas include Fiddlers Ferry, Eastford Road, Arpley Bridge, Knutsford Road, Howley, Kingway North and Westy.
The river level will rise early in the morning and residents are cautioned to be careful.
The alert reads: “This flood alert was issued due to the forecast of high tide at 1:00 am on 12/8/2021.
“Flooding is possible on lowlands and roads at Fiddlers Ferry, Eastford Road and Arpley Bridge.
“River levels may affect Arpley Road under the railway bridge between 2:45 am and 3:30 am on 12/8/2021.
“The river level at Fiddlers Ferry will peak at 6.58m between 2 am and 3 am.
“The river level at Eastford Road will peak at 6.71m between 2:15 am and 3:15 am.
“The river level at Arpley Bridge will peak at 6.41m between 2:45 am and 3:30 am.
“New high tides are expected at these locations tomorrow, December 8, 2021, from 3:00 pm.
“Our incident response staff will closely monitor the situation and update this alert tomorrow morning (8/12/21), or as the situation evolves.
“Please be aware of your surroundings and stay on top of the current situation. “