Heavy downpours of rain in Preston have caused localised flooding.Advertisement
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.
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.”
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