THREE red flood warnings and an amber flood alert in Warrington have been extended to cover a third consecutive day.

The more severe warnings and less severe alert have been issued along the River Mersey estuary in the town today, Wednesday.

They are again due to high river tides, which are expected to peak this afternoon around 2pm, and they follow similar warnings and alerts issued on Monday and Tuesday.

Areas covered by the flood warnings are Victoria Park, Arpley Road, Chester Road close to Brian Bevan Island, land close to Ferry Tavern pub in Penketh and Riverside Trading Estate.

The alert meanwhile extends into Woolston Eyes, The Twiggeries, Cardinal Newman High School, Howley, Latchford, Centre Park, Slutchers Lane, Lower Walton, Sankey Bridges and Penketh.

Warrington Guardian: Flood warnings and an alert have been issuedFlood warnings and an alert have been issued (Image: EA)

An Environment Agency spokesman said: “These flood warnings and the flood alert have been issued due to the high tide forecast for this afternoon, Wednesday.

“We are expecting higher than normal tides over the next two days, and as a result we may issue further flood alerts and warnings. 

“We are closely monitoring the situation and will provide updated messaging during this period of high tides.

“Avoid using low-lying footpaths and any bridges near local watercourses, and do not attempt to walk or drive through flood water. 

“This message will be updated by 6pm, or as the situation changes.”