A FLOODING alert has been issued for the River Dee including areas near Whitchurch.

The Environment Agency says levels are rising on the river due to recent heavy rainfall and some flooding is expected.

And it says Townfield Lane in Farndon is likely to get cut off.

They said: "River levels are rising steadily on the River Dee due to recent heavy rainfall.

"Flooding is forecast to affect locations near the River Dee, with low lying land expected to be most affected. In particular, low lying land and roads around the River Dee at Shocklach, Farndon, Handley, Lower Kinnerton, Chester and Puddington.

"Flooding is possible at low lying land and roads around the River Dee from 8am on Tuesday, February 15.

"It is likely that Townfield Lane at Farndon will get cut off as the river rises.

"The River Dee will remain high and is currently expected to peak on Thursday, February 17 at approximately 8.5m.

"We will continue to monitor the situation and will update this alert if necessary. Avoid using low lying footpaths and any bridges near local watercourses and do not attempt to walk or drive through flood water."

Meanwhile, Natural Resources Wales has maintained a flood alert for the River Dee around Bangor-on-Dee, Horseman's Green and Redbrook.