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River Sankey catchment with St Helens and Warrington

Flood alert

River levels are high and forecast to rise further on the River Sankey due to heavy rainfall. Flood Alert thresholds are currently forecast to go through in the early hours of tomorrow morning (23/05/24).

Flooding is forecast to affect locations near the River Sankey, with low lying land expected to be most affected, particularly around low lying land and roads around Black, Barkers, Windle and Whittle Brooks and their tributaries.

Further heavy rainfall is forecast throughout this evening and tomorrow.

We will continue to monitor the forecast and river levels and re-issue this alert if necessary.

Information supplied by the Environment Agency

This information last updated 5:18pm, Wednesday 22nd May.

Flood Warning Area Details

The Sankey catchment includes Black, Barkers, Windle and Whittle Brooks and their tributaries. Other locations which may be affected are around Rainford, Billinge, Prescot, Newton-le-Willows, Haydock, Ashton-in-Makerfield and Golbourne

Region: Manchester, Mersey and Cheshire

Country: England

Counties covered: Lancashire, St. Helens, Warrington, Wigan

Watercourses covered: River Sankey

Area covered by this alert location

The area bounded in blue on the map shows the area covered by flood alerts and warnings for River Sankey catchment with St Helens and Warrington.

Note: the area shown on the map is the area covered by flood alerts and warnings. It is not a live map of current flooding. The area covered broadly equates to the area where the risk of flooding in any year is greater than 1% (the "hundred year" flood risk).

Other Nearby Flood Warning Locations

Sankey Brook at Gemini
Areas at risk include commercial and retail property off Europa Boulevard at Gemini Industrial Park. Additional properties at risk include parts of Fairbourne close.

No current or recent warnings.

Sankey Brook around areas of Gemini, Dallam, Bewsey, Longford, Orford, Great Sankey and Penketh
Areas at risk include properties on Alder and Hall Lane. Also Winwick Quay, Longford, Hawleys Business Park, Orford, Callands, Bewsey. Also parts of Penketh and Sankey Bridges South of the A562 and A57 and Gatewarth Industrial Estate

No current or recent warnings.

Areas closest to Sankey Brook at Dallam
Areas at risk include Chepstow Close, Colwyn Close, properties on and around Higham Avenue, Tavlin Avenue, Hodgkinson Avenue, Marshall Avenue, Hawleys Lane and Mullen Close

No current or recent warnings.

Wider area at risk from Sankey Brook at Dallam
Areas at risk include properties between Callands Rd and Sankey Brook. Other areas at risk include Marshall Avenue, Hawleys Lane, Southworth avenue, Charter avenue and Longshore Street from Hawleys Lane to the allotments

No current or recent warnings.

Areas closest to Sankey Brook at Sankey Bridges
Areas at risk include Liverpool Road from Kent Road to Beaufort Street, Rostherne Close, Evelyn Street and Huntley Street

No current or recent warnings.

Sutton Brook at Moss Nook
Areas at risk include land and properties at St Cuthberts school, Berrys Lane, Watery Lane, Portland Way and The Moss Nook

No current or recent warnings.

Millingford Brook at Ashton in Makerfield
Properties around Wigan Road and Princess Road between the Library and Mill Street. Also properties on Old Road, King George Close, Gerrard Street, Monmouth Crescent, on and adjacent to Lincoln Drive and near Jack Brook on Bowland Avenue and Jubilee

No current or recent warnings.

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