WATER is bursting through the walls in the town centre following flood warnings issued along the Mersey.
The path under the railway bridge in the town centre is currently flooded due to high tide on the Mersey.
And the water levels are significantly high under Bridge Foot, with one resident describing them as 'reaching breaking point'.
Yesterday, Tuesday, a less severe flood alert was issued in the town.
But three upgraded flood warnings were issued this morning, Wednesday, stating that flood is now ‘expected’ in certain areas.
These include parts of Howley, Westy, Victoria Park, Latchford, Centre Park, Sankey Bridges and Penketh.
Each of the warnings state: “Flooding is expected in this area. This means properties are at risk of flooding.
“Please take action to protect yourself and your property and monitor local weather and river conditions.
“Avoid contact with, walking or driving through flood water. Consider activating any property flood protection products you may have.
“Environment Agency flood warning officers set the river or tidal levels that have triggered this message.
“During industrial action this message has been automatically issued based on rising river or tidal levels.”