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Preston downpours and thunder bring music event to a close and roads flood

Posted on - 1st June, 2018 - 9:32pm | Author - | Posted in - Fulwood, Preston City Centre, Preston News, Preston weather
Surface water in Eastway on Friday evening Pic: Colin Sinnott
Surface water in Eastway on Friday evening Pic: Colin Sinnott

A music event on the balcony of the Harris Museum has been cut short due to torrential downpours in the city.

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Harris Live Outdoors began around 8pm on Friday (1 June) and was interspersed with heavy rain.

Preston City Council said the decision had been taken to finish the event early due to the thunderstorm.

VisitGuildCity tweeted: “We are sad to say that Harris Outdoors is finishing shortly, for safety reasons. We can put up with a bit of rain but the added thunderstorm changes things.

“Thanks to all who came out to support the event so far!”

The event had been due to finish around 10pm.

Preston Police have also taken to social media to warn motorists of deep standing water on roads across the city.

Mill Lane – between Cadley Causeway and Lytham Road – is said to be flooded.

Flooding at Greaves Town Lane Pic: Benny Mc'Nally
Flooding at Greaves Town Lane Pic: Benny Mc’Nally

Blog Preston has also received reports of large amounts of standing water in Greaves Town Lane, Lea and also in Eastway, Fulwood.

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