HOMEOWNERS in parts of the town are being told to prepare for the risk of flooding.

The Environment Agency has upgraded flood alerts to flood warnings which means flooding is expected and immediate action is required.

The affected areas are

  • Howley - including the Riverside Retail Park, Wharf Street, Wharf Street industrial estate, Riverside Close, Parr Street, Cleeves Close, Harbord Street, Fairclough Avenue and Sutton Street.
  • Fiddlers Ferry - including the Sailing Club, The Ferry Tavern and Riverside Trading Estate.
  • Chester Road - between Brian Bevan Island and Arpley Railway Bridge and Arpley Road.

A flood alert has also been issued for the Mersey Estuary across Warrington. 

The warning comes as high tide hits the borough coupled with a day of relentless rainfall.