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Wednesday, 27 May 2015

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Flood alerts issued for Barrow, Ulverston and Grange

FLOOD alerts have been issued for the coast in Cumbria from Barrow to Ulverston today.

The Environment Agency has issued flood warnings for the north of Morecambe Bay from Arnside, to Grange, Canal Foot in Ulverston, and Roosebeck.

Flooding is expected at high tide which will be 10.2m at 11.57am in Ramsden Dock in Barrow.

The Environment Agency said: "High water can be expected for two hours before and after the peak.

"Locations likely to be affected West Shore Park, Biggar Bank Road, Tummerhill Marshes, Rampside and Roa Island."

Police have urged drivers to take care and to obey any road closures put in place.

Warnings have also been issued further north in the county for the coastline running from Silloth to St Bees where 68 properties are believed to be at risk of flooding.

A flood warning is the second highest alert issued by the agency and means flooding is expected.

A flood alert has also been issued for the coast at Barrow.

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