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River Ribble flood warnings in force for Preston

Posted on - 9th November, 2015 - 10:13pm | Author - | Posted in - Broadgate, Fishwick, News, Penwortham, Walton-le-Dale, Weather
A car passes through standing water in Lea Pic: Paul Melling

A car passes through standing water in Lea Pic: Paul Melling

Parts of Preston have been placed on flood alert after days of heavy rain.

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The River Ribble is currently flowing very high and the Environment Agency has issued two flood warnings.

Update 8.39am Tuesday: These flood warnings are now no longer in force

The warnings cover two sections of the river at Walton-le-Dale and at Samlesbury.

For Walton-le-Dale it is the area by London Bridge at the confluence with the Darwen.

The warning area extends along the river to parts of Penwortham, Broadgate and to the Docks.

In Samlesbury the area around the Brockholes centre, close to the M6, may flood.

Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service has been called out to Sawley due to the risk of 15 homes being flooded.

The Met Office says Tuesday is likely to be overcast, with heavy rain returning on Wednesday.

The warnings follow flash flooding on roads across Preston during Sunday evening and throughout Monday.

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