Stay safe during Storm Eunice

People in Liverpool are being urged to stay safe as Storm Eunice arrives in the city.

Strong winds are expected from Friday until Sunday with the potential for fallen trees and blocked roads.

The peak of the storm is expected to reach Merseyside between 1pm and 4pm, with a weather warning for ice issued for tonight and more string winds across the weekend.

Closures and Cancellations

Lime Street (London Road to St George’s Place) will be closed 15.00 to 18.00 (Friday 18) as a barriers have been blown into the road. Merseytravel are diverting buses – please avoid the area.

Festival Gardens and Croxteth Hall Walled Garden will be closed on Friday 18 February.

Grass football sites will be closed all weekend.

All council planned outdoor events have been cancelled across the weekend.

Mobile testing units (for people with Covid-19 symptoms) and RRVs (for people without Covid-19 symptoms) have now been cancelled for this weekend and Monday.

The Symptom free Covid-19 testing at site at Wavertree Sports Park has been temporarily closed (Friday) due to an issue with their doors, but will re-open Saturday.

The Symptom free Covid-19 testing at site at the ACC Arena has closed early due to the weather – check the NHS map for live updates and availability

The Vaccine Bus at Liverpool Cathedral has been cancelled for Sunday 20 February.

Planned overnight resurfacing to Walton Lane has been postponed for For Walton Lane.

In an emergency

  • Trees: If a tree looks dangerous, has fallen and is blocking the road or pavement please call 0151 233 3001 (during weekdays only, 8am to 6pm).
    Outside of these hours, please call Merseyside Police on 999 (in an emergency) or 101. Please note that priority is given to clearing fallen trees that are posing a danger or blocking a main route.
  • Power cuts: Please call 105
  • Unsafe buildings: Report at https://liverpool.gov.uk/planning-and-building-control/building-control/report-a-dangerous-structure/ or call 999 in an emergency

Key advice for residents

Ahead of the storm

  • Secure loose objects such as ladders, garden furniture, trampolines or anything else that could be blown into windows and other glazing and break them
  • Keep your wheelie bin secure
  • Close and securely fasten doors and windows, particularly those on the windward side of the house, and especially large doors such as those on garages
  • Park vehicles in a garage, if available; otherwise keep them clear of buildings, trees, walls and fences

During the storm

  • Stay indoors as much as possible
  • If you do go out, try not to walk or shelter close to buildings and trees
  • Do not go outside to repair damage while the storm is in progress
  • Take care when driving on exposed routes such as bridges, or high open roads, delay your journey or find alternative routes if possible
  • Do not drive unless your journey is really necessary

After the storm

  • Be careful not to touch any electrical/telephone cables that have been blown down or are still hanging
  • Do not walk too close to walls, buildings and trees as they could have been weakened
  • Make sure that any vulnerable neighbours or relatives are safe and help them make arrangements for any repairs

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