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Preston flood warnings withdrawn but heavy rain alert issued for Sunday

Posted on - 4th January, 2014 - 10:28am | Author - | Posted in - Broadgate, News, Penwortham, Weather
Chris Idaho tweeted this picture of the Ribble after heavy rain

Chris Idaho tweeted this picture of the Ribble after heavy rain

A flood warning for Preston is no longer in force.

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The Environment Agency had issued a warning a flood warning around 6pm on New Year’s Day for the Ribble Estuary.

The Ribble rose to quite a height, with Prestonians tweeting pictures of the high waters running alongside Avenham Park and down Broadgate.

The Ribble Estuary flood warning was withdrawn around 4pm on Friday, it covered an area along the Ribble’s banks including Broadgate, Larches, and Penwortham.

Preston fire station manager Shaun Walton tweeted to say there were no rescues or call outs for fire crews during some localised flooding in Penwortham on Friday.

It followed three days of heavy rain in Preston and the surrounding area.

A warning for ice on Preston and the surrounding areas roads has been issued by the Met Office. Temperatures are going to drop overnight on Saturday.

A yellow weather warning for heavy rain is also out for Sunday 5 January. There is a chance of localised flooding due to heavily waterlogged ground.

Were you affected by any flooding? Got any pictures or video of flooding or the Ribble at its height? Let us know in the comments below, email [email protected] or add the pictures to the Preston Flickr group

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