RE-READ: Heavy rain causes flooding across Wirral

Bus struggles through Moreton flood water on Wednesday

Bus struggles through Moreton flood water on Wednesday – Credit: WirralWeather

Heavy rain battered Wirral overnight which has flooded parts of the area. Reaction and information from around Merseyside on todays flooding here (refresh page for updates):

8:15pm:

Here’s the video we took on Wednesday of parts of Wirral underwater:

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3:50pm: 

We are out and about to film some video of the floods.

Live video updates on snapchat coming shortly: “wirralweather”

3:45pm – Rescue operation in Brimstage this morning:

3:35pm – VIDEO – Floods doesn’t seem to stop Wirral cyclists:

3:25pm: Arriva bus update:

3:15pm – MORETON UPDATE:

Around a hundred houses have been flooded as a river’s burst its banks because of the heavy rain in Moreton on the Wirral.

3pm: – Latest flood information from the Environment Agency:

Wirral Catchment with Heswall, Ellesmere Port, Bebington, Hoylake and Wallasey

River levels are rising due to persistent rain this morning. River levels are forecast to reach their highest levels mid afternoon.

Environment Agency: ‘We will continue to monitor and will update this message as the situation develops.

‘We are out clearing debris screens to minimise potential blockages and flow restriction.

‘Rain is now easing and is expected to clear the area later this afternoon’.

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2:45pm: Latest picture from Brimstage – Sent in by Ethan Fahy on our Facebook page:

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Brimstage – Ethan Fahy

2:35pm: Travel – One lane of the M53 shut:

One lane is closed and there is queuing traffic on the M53 northbound between Junction 3 A552 Woodchurch and Junction 2 Moreton Spur, because of flooding.

2:20pm: Environment Agency are now working to keep rivers flowing:

2:15pm: Dibbinsdale Brook overtops:

Wirral Council say Dibbinsdale Brook near Bromborough has “overtopped”.

A council spokeswoman says it is believed some homes may have been evacuated near the brook and the council was workign to establish if that is the case.

2:05pm: Wirral buses seem to be improving:

1:50pm – Fankby Road this morning:

1:40pm: Pictures of Thornton Hough flooding:

1:20pm: Kirsty Bakstad sent us these pictures to our Facebook page of the fast flowing River at Raby Mere: 11938783_10156146984860045_1190908980_n 11938246_10156146984445045_1849242655_n 11719979_10156146984120045_877608169_n

1:15pm – It’s yesterday’s rain and last nights rain that has contributed to all this flooding:

1:10pm: Waiting for sandbags!

1:05pm – VIDEO: Thornton Hough floods – Andy Teebay:

1pm – Stacey Hogan on our Facebook page:

‘On the way back from heswall I was diverted 3 times! The roundabout at the irby mill pub is closed in 3 directions’!

Stacey Hogan

Stacey Hogan

12:50pm – Latest road closures:

Brimstage Road in Bebington remains closed due to flooding.

Neston Road in Heswall closed due to flooding near Parkgate Lane.

Bromborough Road in Bebington remains closed in both directions due to flooding.

12:35pm – Total Fitness in Prenton is back open:

“The road to club has been re-opened by the police. Members now have access to the club. What a great day for a swim!”

12:32pm – Wirral Council have further commented on today’s flooding:

“heavy downpours mean river levels at Dibbinsdale Brook are high so it is causing some localised flooding”

“we’re working to clear floods but sudden bursts of very heavy rain mean there’s little we can do to prepare”

12:30pm – Latest Rain Radar – Still raining on Wirral and parts of Liverpool are dry:

12:20pm – Flooded gardens:

12:15pm – Car Submerged on Brimstage Lane:

12:10pm – Bring a boat to work!:

12pm – More Wirral travel disruption:

11:55am – VIDEO: Flooded fields near the M53 – Andy Teebay:

11:50am – Arriva Bus Update:

11:45am – Total Fitness Prenton Press Statement:

“Due to flash flooding at the entrance, the Prenton club is totally inaccessible this morning.

All surrounding roads including the motorway are gridlocked.

“We are working with the council and United Utilities to get this rectified as soon as possible.

This means that unfortunately there is no access to the club at this time”.

11:35am – Pictures from Thornton Green, Wirral:

1:20am – Sunny in Liverpool but still wet here on Wirral:

11:10am – EXCLUSIVE PICTURES: One of our photographers Sean Reed has sent us these pictures of the flooding around the Birkett in Moreton. Fire brigade on scene. 11950830_1615221995410927_631056165_n 11880221_1615221982077595_954909207_n 11948099_1615221945410932_314290919_n 11940340_1615221928744267_1049663286_n 11936964_1615221908744269_1816903021_n 11am – Merseytravel expect services to return to normal:

10:50am:

Millhouse Lane in Moreton closed in both directions due to flooding on Oakham Drive.

10:30am: 

Roads Closure Update

The following roads are currently closed as a result of localised flooding overnight:

  • Spital Road/Bromborough Road roundabout, Bromborough (Spital Dam)
  • Millhouse Lane, Moreton (overtopping from River Birkett)
  • Arrowe Road, Greasby
  • Saughall Massie Road, Saughall Massie

Wirral Council have said: ‘We are working closely with our Highways Services Contractor, BAM Nuttall and focusing our attentions on high priority routes to ensure the roads are opened at the earliest opportunity.

‘However, this may take longer in some cases due to overspill from adjacent watercourses/fields etc’.

10:20am – Latest radar showing parts of Wirral still being battered by heavy rain.

10:10am:

Stagecoach: “Woodchurch Road is flooded at the moment and we think there has been a RTA we are delayed by 10-15 mins”.

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9:50am – List of roads closed due to flooding:

Brimstage Rd, Higher Bebington closed. Some cars got stuck & needed fire brigade to pull them out.

In Birkenhead – reports the A552 partially blocked and queueing traffic due to flooding at M53 J3 (Woodchurch).

On the roundabout Neston Road in Thornton Hough closed due to flooding between Smithy Hill and Church Road / St George’s Way.

Woodchurch Road is partially blocked due to flooding, Neston Road, Thornton Hough, Brimstage Road, Bromborough Road Bebington and Millhouse lane Moreton

9:30am – VIDEO: Drivers being brave by driving through flood water in Bromborough:

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