MOTORISTS travelling along Birkenhead Road in Meols are being diverted along Heron Road because of flooding caused by Monday's heavy rains.

Many roads across the borough have flooded and there are large amounts of surface water on many more. Several A-roads in West Wirral have been particulary badly affected.

Also closed is Brimstage Lane and Brimstage Road in Brimstage, Arrowe Brook Lane in Greasby, Saughall Massie Road, Newton; Thornton Common Road, Thornton Hough; Clatterbridge Road near Claire House in Clatterbridge, Willaston Road in Raby and the A540 Parkgate Road in Chester.

There is also disruption on Merseyrail between Rock Ferry and Chester, and between Rock Ferry and Ellesmere Port due to flooding at Hooton.

Trains are running every 15 minutes between Rock Ferry and Liverpool. A half-hourly service is in operation between Rock Ferry and Ellesmere Port.

Buses are also replacing trains between Rock Ferry and Hooton, and between Hooton and Chester.

Up-to-date information on road conditions on England's motorways and trunk roads is available on the Agency website at or by calling 0300 123 5000.

For information on weather conditions, visit the Met Office website listen to local radio.