Wirral issued flood alerts as Storm Christoph drenches the region

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Parts of Wirral have been issued flood alerts after Storm Christoph drenches the country.

Severe weather warnings for heavy rain are in place until Thursday.

Up to 200mm of rain could fall in some areas and winds could peak at over 40 mph.

Homes could be flooded, communities could be cut off by floodwater and there’s a risk of power cuts warns the Met Office.

Heavy rain battered Wirral through Wednesday bringing flooding to large parts of Wirral.

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As of Wednesday night these were the roads that are closed due to flooding:

  • A553 Birkenhead Road, Meols near the kennels and on Barn Hey Crescent – temporary traffic signal control
  • A5137 Brimstage Road, Brimstage – full road closure
  • China Farm Lane, Newton – full road closure
  • M53 J3 / Woodchurch Road – slip road westbound
  • Hargrave Lane, Raby Mere Road and Upper Raby Road
  • B5151 Willaston Road/Clatterbridge Road, Clatterbridge
  • Whitehouse Lane, Heswall under railway bridge
  • A551 Barnston Road, Barnston near Fox & Hound
  • Arrowe Brook Lane, Greasby between Hill Bark Road and Arrowe Brook Road

The Environment Agency issued Wirral a flood alert as prolonged ehavy rain could flood roads near Rivers and their tributaries.

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The Environment Agency said: “A prolonged period of heavy rain associated with Storm Christoph will continue to cause river levels to rise at the Acton Lane and Great Culvert Entrance river gauges and consequently flooding of property or roads and farmland is possible.

“We believe there is a possibility of flooding for low lying land and roads around the Rivers Fender and Birket, Rivacre, Dibbinsdale and Arrowe Brooks and their tributaries.

“Further rainfall is forecast over the next 48 hours and we expect river levels to remain high until Friday.

“Our incident response staff are closely monitoring weather forecasts and river levels and will issue flood warnings if necessary.

“Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses, be aware of your surroundings, and keep up to date with the current situation.”

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