Road closures due to flooding

Wirral Globe: FLASHBACK: Tidal wave rises above Morrisons on December 5. Picture by Nigel Bratley FLASHBACK: Tidal wave rises above Morrisons on December 5. Picture by Nigel Bratley

ROAD closures have been put in place as further flooding hits Wirral.

The A554 King's Parade in New Brighton has been closed due to flooding between Harrison Drive and Coastal Drive.

South Parade and Riversdale Road in West Kirby have also been closed as a temporary precaution.

High tides and strong winds have made for dangerous driving conditions in the area with the motorists being diverted to other routes.

It comes after the Environment Agency and Met Office issued an amber flood warning for the borough today amid fears that rising water levels could lead to a third tidal surge.

High tidal levels combined with flows coming down the River Dee at Chester this afternoon mean that Wirral is at risk of further flooding.

The tide is not expected to be as high, but Liverpool Coastguard is warning visitors to those areas to be wary.

Gale force winds created a surge that left a swathe of destruction across the borough's coastal towns on December 5.

With high winds expected at around 3pm today, the council is working with businesses in coastal areas.

David Armstrong, Wirral council’s assistant chief executive said: "We have an emergency plan in place and are working closely with our partners including Merseyside Police and the Environment Agency."

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