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Heavy rain causes flash flooding in Preston

Posted on - 10th June, 2014 - 7:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Friargate, News, Preston City Centre, Weather
Andy Hilbert snapped this motorist in trouble at the Fishergate car park

Andy Hilbert snapped this motorist in trouble at the Fishergate car park

Heavy downpours of rain in Preston have caused localised flooding.

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Cars were left swamped at the Fishergate car park and Friargate was turned into a raging torent.

Readers pictures show the deluge hammering down and turning normal traffic conditions into a nightmare for motorists – just before Tuesday rush hour.

The St George’s Shopping Centre was forced to close early as water gushed into the downstairs of the building.

A bus makes its way up Friargate as the rain comes down

A bus makes its way up Friargate as the rain comes down

Reader Paul McNeil cleverly sheltered in the pub while the rain came down on Friargate

Reader Paul McNeil cleverly sheltered in the pub while the rain came down on Friargate

Neetal Parekh snapped the aftermath of the thunderstorm on Deepdale Road

Neetal Parekh snapped the aftermath of the thunderstorm on Deepdale Road

Rain is expected to continue on and off throughout Tuesday evening before clearing by midnight.

The Environment Agency has no flood warnings in place for Preston, Lancashire and the Met Office has no weather warnings in place either.

A spokeswoman for United Utilities said: “We are busier than usual this evening and our teams are out around the region responding to flooding issues.

“I’m told we have had quite a lot of calls from Preston due to the weather.”

Michael Holdsworth snapped the County Hall drains overflowing onto the car park

Michael Holdsworth snapped the County Hall drains overflowing onto the car park

Have you been caught in the downpours? Let us know in the comments below or email us contactus@blogpreston.co.uk

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