Merseyside: Flooding Across Merseyside
September 25, 2012, 10:01 am
Merseyside Police can confirm that it has been assisting with the flooding across the area following the heavy rainfall that started yesterday (Monday, 24 September 2012).
Officers have been working with our partners and assisting our communities as well as putting in road closures across Sefton, St Helens and Wirral as required.
In particular, there has been major flooding in Four Acres in Maghull which has seen the electricity supply switched off as a precautionary measure in around 36 homes. Emergency services were called to the area at around 10.35pm yesterday. Road closures have been put in place in the area. No-one was required to evacuate their home.
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There has also been major flooding in Blackbrook Road in St Helens. Emergency services were called to the area at around 6.45pm yesterday. Nine homes were evacuated and residents from two homes were given temporary overnight accommodation by the Local Authority.
There have been no reports of any injuries caused by the flooding.
There have also been numerous other roads affected by flooding across Merseyside with motorists advised to exercise caution and drive at a speed appropriate for the conditions.
Among the main roads still to be affected include:
Neston Road, Thornton Hough, Wirral
Blackbrook Road, St Helens
College Street, St Helens
Four Acres, Maghull
Sefton Lane, Maghull