Floods feared for Formby as river bursts banks

20th January 2021

Train services have been cancelled and homes have been put on high alert after the River Alt burst its banks tonight.

Merseyrail have cancelled their northern line services after significant flooding in parts of Formby and Maghull.

Commuters trying to return home tonight are now stranded waiting for alternative travel.

Homes close to the River Alt have been put on alert and some have taken to protecting their properties with sand bags after the river burst its banks late this afternoon.