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Flash flooding causing problems on Fulwood roads and M6

Posted on - 8th November, 2015 - 6:58pm | Author - | Posted in - Cadley, Fulwood, News, Roads, Weather
A police car closing a lane on the M6 Pic: LancsRoadPolice

A police car closing a lane on the M6 Pic: LancsRoadPolice

Heavy rain throughout Sunday afternoon in Preston has caused some flash flooding.

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Black Bull Lane has been reopened, near Fulwood Leisure Centre, after Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service had to pump two feet of water clear from the road. It reopened overnight.

A spokesman for Preston Police said: “Black Bull Lane was closed in both directions due to flooding.

“Earlier a taxi became stuck in the flood and had to be recovered from the water. No one was hurt.

“Other parts of Preston have lots of standing water also. We would encourage people to take care when driving through water as drains can lift leaving unseen holes.

“If you are unsure about driving in water find an alternative route. We hope to have the road open as soon as the water clears.”

Aqueduct Street has also seen a section of the road flooded close to the junction with Fylde Road.

Lytham Road has seen an accident between a number of vehicles, in the section of road between the Withy Trees pub and the Spar shop. The incident happened shortly before 7.30pm.

The entrance and exit to Whinfield Place, off Whinfield Lane, in Ashton-on-Ribble also has large pools of water.

Lancashire Police have also closed one lane of the M6 southbound between Junction 32 and Junction 31a due to flash flooding.

The slip road northbound from Charnock Richard services onto the M6 has also been closed while the Highways Agency wait for flooding to clear.

The Lancashire Evening Post’s Nicola Adam is also saying Walton-le-Dale is seeing some flash flooding on a number of roads.

The Met Office is forecasting heavy rain for Preston throughout Sunday evening, Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.

Have you been affected by flash flooding this Sunday? You can send us details and pictures to contactus@blogpreston.co.uk, tweet us @blogpreston or inbox us on Facebook

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