THE risk of flooding remains in Warrington for a fourth day, with a further flood alert issued.

Three red flood warnings that were in place yesterday, Wednesday, however have been removed.

Despite this, an amber flood alert has again been put in place, following similar alerts on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.

The alert covers areas of the River Mersey estuary in the town due to high river tides, which are expected to peak this afternoon around 2pm.

The Mersey broke its banks yesterday afternoon around Bridgefoot, flooding Arpley Road.

Areas covered by the flood alert include Woolston Eyes, The Twiggeries, Cardinal Newman High School, Howley, Latchford, Centre Park, Slutchers Lane, Lower Walton, Sankey Bridges and Penketh.

Warrington Guardian: A flood alert has been issued in WarringtonA flood alert has been issued in Warrington (Image: EA)

An Environment Agency spokesman said: “This flood alert has been issued due to the high tide forecast from 2pm today, Thursday.

“Flooding is possible of low-lying lands and roads.

“It is possible that river levels may affect Arpley Road under the railway bridge. No flood warnings are expected to be issued.   

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

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