Preston motorists advised to take care after heavy rain in the city

Posted on - 31st October, 2013 - 9:53pm | Author - | Posted in - Avenham, Broadgate, Friargate, Preston City Centre, Preston News, University campus
View across River Ribble to Broadgate

View across River Ribble to Broadgate

Motorists in Preston are being advised to take care as floodwater settles on roads across the city.


Preston has been lashed by heavy rain on Thursday evening, starting around 6pm and the Met Office predict the rain will last until the early hours of Friday morning.

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Police in Preston are advising drivers to take care on the roads.

Reports from drivers suggest flooding on Brook Street, Strand Road, Broadgate and Aqueduct Street.

More reports say the bottom end of Pedders Lane and the Docks by Evans Halshaw there are large amounts of standing water.


Marsh Lane currently has one lane closed due to an open manhole cover, and the Ringway near the Prison has seen some flooding.

New Hall Lane, east of the Blackpool Road junction, has large puddles of standing water.

No flood warnings are currently in place from the Environment Agency for Preston.

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