Chester could again be hit by flooding


Staff reporter (Chester First)

FLOOD warnings were put in place last night in anticipation of heavy rainfall set to hit Chester.

The Environment Agency issued a flood warning for high tide expected shortly before noon today, with properties at risk of flooding around Grosvenor Bridge, the Roodee and the Greyhound Retail Park.

Other areas at risk of flooding include the Groves, New Crane Street and River Lane, all areas which suffered flooding after heavy rainfall caused the River Dee to burst its banks in early December.

At the time of going to press, Cheshire West and Chester Council (CWaC) were monitoring the situation and were due to review any necessary action to be taken this morning.

During flooding on December 5, boats were submerged, pulled from their moorings and businesses along the banks of the River Dee near The Groves, a popular spot for city tourists, were forced to close and left to deal with the aftermath of the flooding.

The Boathouse pub was one business affected by last month’s floods, with the pub completely flooded with water 20cm deep throughout, forcing them to close for the evening.

CWaC’s highways and Streetscene departments lined the river with up to 1,000 sandbags during December’s surge.

See full story in the Chester Leader

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