Ribble Estuary flood alert issued as strong winds and high tide combine

Posted on - 9th April, 2024 - 9:51am | Author - | Posted in - Ashton-on-Ribble, Fylde News, Longton & New Longton, Penwortham, Preston News, Preston weather, Riversway, Wildlife and Conservation
Looking out at the Bullnose near Preston Docks Pic: Blog Preston
Looking out at the Bullnose near Preston Docks Pic: Blog Preston

A flood alert has been issued for Ribble Estuary, for the section running from Preston Docks westwards, due to strong winds.

Strong north-westerly winds will coincide with the high spring tide at midday today (Tuesday 9 April, 2024).

Flooding of low lying land and roads near the River Ribble is expected between 11am and 1pm according to the Environment Agency.

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Areas most at risk include Freckleton Marsh, Riversway Docklands, Lower Penwortham, Hutton Marsh, Longton Marsh, Becconsall Marsh, Much Hoole Marsh, Bretherton Eyes, Croston Finney, Hesketh Out Marsh and Hundred End.

The public are being asked to plan their driving routes to coastal roads which may be flooded and to avoid walking along low lying footpaths adjacent to the estuary.

The alert will be updated as the situation changes.

Higher than normal tides are expected until Thursday 11 April, 2024. Further alerts or warnings may be issued.

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