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Cliff Street to be closed for two weeks to tackle flood risk

Posted on - 7th December, 2013 - 7:00am | Author - | Posted in - Avenham, News, Preston City Centre, Transport
A view of a drain under Preston

A view of a drain under Preston

Urgent repair work is to be carried out on a Preston road to prevent flooding.

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Cliff Street, off West Cliff, as you head down towards Avenham Park, has a natural dip at the end of it which leads to standing water.

County Councillor Yousuf Motala, who represents Preston City, said: “Cliff Street has been left with standing water on the road in the past and I’m glad this work is being done to improve the drainage system, which should give residents some relief when the next storm comes.”

Work begins on Monday 9 December for two weeks to replace four existing drains and add two extra ones.

Several damaged and blocked pipes will also be replaced.

County Councillor Janice Hanson, cabinet member for public protection, said: “Flooding can happen for a number of reasons, whether its drains and sewers becoming overwhelmed during a storm, streams bursting, or groundwater levels rising during a prolonged wet spell.

“We’re working with our partners to better understand what causes flooding in places which have historically experienced problems so we can take action to manage the risk in future.

“The work on Cliff Street is just one of many projects the county council and partners will be carrying out over the coming years to improve resilience to flooding in Lancashire.”

Ever wondered what it’s like down in Preston’s drains? Urban explorer scrappyNW took these photos for us.

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