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Watch the River Ribble as raging torrent at Walton-le-Dale

Posted on - 15th November, 2015 - 3:17pm | Author - | Posted in - Avenham, Fishwick, News, Walton-le-Dale, Weather

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River levels on the Ribble are rising fast near Walton-le-Dale as this footage shows.

Stephen Melling was on the section of the Guild Wheel cycle route along the banks of the Ribble at Frenchwood.

His footage shows the path has become impassable for many cyclists who are having to dismount.

The Ribble has burst its banks along parts of the Guild Wheel

The Ribble has burst its banks along parts of the Guild Wheel

Stephen moves down to the Old Tram Bridge with his camera on his helmet and shows by looking over the side how high the river has become.

Prestonians have been sharing pictures and video throughout Sunday as the Ribble’s water level continues to rise.

It is currently beginning to nudge 4m as of 3pm on Sunday according to the Environment Agency website, with the highest recorded level being 4.93m.

More rain is expected during the next three days, with the Met Office issuing a weather warning for Preston and Lancashire of heavy rain from Sunday through to Wednesday evening.

A flood warning is in place for the Ribble at Walton-le-Dale, as well as further upstream at Samlesbury.

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