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Flooding at canal in Lea as heavy rain warning remains in place

Posted on - 20th August, 2016 - 3:27pm | Author - | Posted in - Lea, News, Weather
Water overflowing at the Ribble Link Pic: Benny Mc'Nally

Water overflowing at the Ribble Link Pic: Benny Mc’Nally

Anyone enjoying a canal holiday near Preston may have to think again about making their way through the Ribble Link.

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Heavy rain throughout Friday and Saturday has left the canal flooded.

Pictures show the canal at Lea overflowing as the Met Office keeps a heavy rain warning in force.

Read more: Official unveiling of Ribble Link statue

Struggling under the water pressure Pic: Benny Mc'Nally

Struggling under the water pressure Pic: Benny Mc’Nally

The yellow warning for rain is in force until 6pm on Saturday, with a warning for strong winds in force until 9pm.

There are currently no flood warning in place for Preston and the surrounding area, according to the Environment Agency.

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