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Preston flooding: Brockholes centre remains closed due to nature reserve flooding

Posted on - 29th December, 2015 - 8:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Fishwick, News, Weather
The extent of the flooding at Brockholes Pics: Terry Jolly

The extent of the flooding at Brockholes Pics: Terry Jolly

A nature reserve near Preston has seen its visitor centre cut off due to flooding.

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The reserve itself remains open to visit and spot wildlife in but you can’t grab a cup of coffee.

Brockholes has been shut since Boxing Day when the River Ribble burst its banks causing widespread flooding around Samlesbury and downstream towards Preston.

An aerial view of the flooding around Brockholes Pic: Stephen Melling

An aerial view of the flooding around Brockholes Pic: Stephen Melling

Staff at the centre praised the floating design of the visitor centre for keeping it safe.

Boats have been paddling out to check on the centre which has not been damaged by the flooding.

Preston and Lancashire is being told to brace itself for more localised flooding with the onset of Storm Frank, with up to 40mm rain due to fall overnight from Tuesday into Wednesday.

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