Cheshire West and Chester Council’s Emergency Management and Response Team was stood down at 2pm today (Saturday) after the critical high tide period had passed with just one minor incident of flooding in New Crane Street, Chester.

Gully tankers were used to pump river water off the roadway.

Council spokesman Ian Callister said: “Fortunately the high tide did not result in any serious flooding but the authority’s resources were available to cope with the situation should it have deteriorated.”

Richard Cox tweeted from the Queen's Park High School boat house this morning:


The environment agency had issued six flood warnings in the Cheshire West and North Wales border areas stretching from the North Wales coast to the Dee Estuary.