Storm Desmond has been lashing Preston since Friday night causing widespread disruption.Advertisement
Strong winds and heavy rain have led to some surface water flooding along with traffic lights being out.
The junction of Black Bull Lane and Garstang Road (A6) had no traffic lights from 9am until 2pm on Saturday.
Blog Preston readers are also reporting where Eastway meetings Watling Street Road has been closed due to flooding.
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Preston Police are diverting all traffic coming from the Watling Street Road direction down Cromwell Road.
Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service have been called out to incidents of flooding in Woodplumpton Road and Garstang Road during Saturday morning.
The Met Office has upgraded its weather warning, from yellow to amber, of heavy and persistent rain until the early hours of Sunday morning.
They state: “Be prepared for the likelihood of flooding affecting properties and parts of communities. Watercourses may become dangerous, deep and fast-flowing, while further disruption to transport is expected. Note that river flooding may cause high impacts in small areas.”
Two flood warnings are in force on the River Ribble, including Brockholes Reserve and into Ribchester. The Environment Agency is advising people to leave this area.
A flood alert, the lowest level, is in place for the Lower River Ribble, which includes Walton-le-Dale, Fishwick and Penwortham.
On Friday afternoon Lancashire County Council announced Preston Bus Station’s western side is to be closed until early 2016 due to storm damage.
Virgin Trains has also suspended all services between Preston and Scotland during Saturday.
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