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River Ribble flood alert remains in place for Walton-le-Dale

Posted on - 22nd October, 2017 - 8:01am | Author - | Posted in - Fishwick, News, Walton-le-Dale, Weather
The River Ribble near Avenham Park on Sunday Pic: Paul Melling
The River Ribble near Avenham Park Pic: Paul Melling

Periods of heavy rain has put parts of South Ribble on flood alert.

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The Environment Agency has three flood alerts in place near Preston, around Walton-le-Dale.

As Storm Brian lashed Lancashire during Saturday (21 October) the river levels began to rise rapidly.

A section of the River Ribble from the Samlesbury to the Old Tram Road has the flood alert in place since Saturday evening.

Area covered by the flood alert
Area covered by the flood alert

There’s also a warning on the Lostock and Yarrow catchment area close to Bamber Bridge and Euxton.

Croston, which was badly hit by flooding in the winter floods of 2015, has a flood alert in place due to the Lower River Douglas river level rising.

There was lots of surface water flooding in Preston and South Ribble, with Station Road shops putting in sandbags as water levels began to reach their doorsteps.

This was Station Road in Bamber Bridge around 8pm on Saturday Pic: Mark Wilson
This was Station Road in Bamber Bridge around 8pm on Saturday Pic: Mark Wilson

Rain is expected to continue through Sunday (22 October) morning before becoming drier later. The Met Office has no weather warnings in place for Sunday or the rest of the week ahead at this stage.

Read more: New bridge finished across River Darwen after flooding

East Lancashire has seen the brunt of the flood warnings, with dozens of them across the county.

A flood alert means flooding is possible, the lowest level of warning put out by the Environment Agency. You can monitor flood warnings on the Environment Agency website.

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