Storm boards closed along Wyre’s coastPublished Friday, 13 January 2017
Wyre Council is taking precautions to deal with strong winds combined with high tides expected along the coastline.
We anticipate some flooding to promenades and as a result have installed storm boards and closed all of our storm gates along the coast until the wind dies down.
Thereafter, some access points will be opened for the remainder of the weekend with all boards and gates expected to re-open on Monday.
Council officers are monitoring the situation closely and on standby should conditions worsen.
Members of the public are advised to stay off the promenade and beach for their own safety during adverse weather and high tides, which are expected at around 11.30am this morning and midnight tonight.
The Fleetwood to Knott End ferry service is not currently operating due to weather conditions.
The council will continue to monitor weather and tidal conditions in order to strike a balance between managing a genuine flood risk and unnecessarily restricting access to Wyre's seafront. However the protection of coastal and riverside properties remains our priority.
Find out what you can do to protect against flooding and sign up for flood warnings from the Environment Agency at wyre.gov.uk/flooding