Highways agency issue travel advice ahead of Storm Dennis’s arrival on Wirral

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The Highways agency has issued travel advise to road users as heavy rain and strong winds are forecast to hit Wirral.

Winds of up 60 mph battered the area causing large waves to over top sea defences and there could be more flooding on the way.

Winds are not expected to be severe as storm Ciara that has brought most of the windy weather over the last days.

However, Storm Dennis will bring more rainfall over the weekend which could be very heavy in some areas and may lead to some localised flooding.

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Drivers have been warned to consider whether your journey is necessary before setting out.

The Highways agency said: “Road users who are wishing to use any part of the Highways England network across the country are being advised to check the weather forecast and road conditions before they travel this weekend (Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th February) as strong winds and heavy rain are forecast.

“Highways England is working closely with the Met Office in monitoring the weather conditions.

“Met Office weather warnings for wind and rain will be in effect from 8am Saturday 15th until 9pm Sunday 16th February.

“Road users are advised to take care when travelling, allowing plenty of time to complete your journey and consider whether your journey is necessary before setting out.”