A FLOOD alert has been issued in Warrington.

The Environment Agency has issued a flood warning for the Mersey Estuary in Warrington.

It comes amid a high tide forecast this afternoon (April 7), with emergency services being put on standby.

“We are expecting higher than normal tides over the next three days and as a result, we may issue further alerts or warnings,” states the Environment Agency website.

“Our incident rooms are on standby and we are closely monitoring the situation. 

“We are liaising with emergency services and local authorities. 

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

Flooding is possible at “low-lying lands and roads” from 11.15am at several locations.

Levels are expected to peak at Fiddlers Ferry at around 12pm, followed by Eastford Road at 12.15pm and then Arpley Bridge at 12.30pm.

It is also possible that river levels may affect Arpley Road under the railway bridge.