Warrington and Mersey Estuary homes warned to expect flooding

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Homes in part of Warrington are expected to flood and properties along the Mersey Estuary are at risk from high tides, the Environment Agency has warned.

A red flood warning had been issued for Chester Road and Arpley Road in Arpley Bridge, Warrington, for high tide at 13:15 GMT.

Alerts are also in place along the estuary from Liverpool to Warrington.

Residents are urged to protect homes and avoid coastal areas.

Town Lane, Hale Village near Widnes water treatment works was closed due to flooding at about 12:00 GMT, Cheshire Police said. It re-opened at about 14:00 GMT.

Areas that could also be affected by flooding along the Mersey Estuary from high tide, starting in the Wirral at 11:40 GMT, include Hale Village, Moss Side, Fiddlers Ferry, Eastford Road in Warrington and Howley.

The tide was due to combine with a force four wind that could create flooding in the Wirral from New Brighton to Hoylake and along the Dee Estuary up to Chester at 12:30 GMT, the agency said.

The following high tide at midnight could also put homes at risk and the tide at 12:30 GMT on Monday could pose a risk to Liverpool's Gladstone Dock area.

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