WARRINGTON could be hit by flooding tonight, Wednesday.

The Environment Agency has issued a flood alert along the Mersey in the town, with river levels expected to peak in the early hours of Thursday morning.

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Tides today will peak between 2.30pm and 4pm, but are not expected to reach flood alert levels.

But when water levels are at their highest between 2.45am and 4am on Thursday it is warned that flooding is possible.

Areas at risk include Fiddlers Ferry, Eastford Road in Lower Walton and Arpley Road near to the town centre.

Parts of Penketh, Sankey Bridges, Latchford, Howley and Centre Park could also be affected.