Flash flooding in Preston: Heavy rain sees stranded motorist rescued from car in Lostock Hall

Posted on - 21st August, 2015 - 8:02pm | Author - | Posted in - Lostock Hall, Preston News, Preston weather, Walton-le-Dale
Surface water in Walton-le-Dale Pic: Louise Hogg

Surface water in Walton-le-Dale Pic: Louise Hogg

Heavy downpours during Friday rush hour have caused flash flooding across the South of Preston.


Lancashire Police and Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service have been responding to a number of incidents in the Walton-le-Dale and Lostock Hall area.

A motorist had to be rescued from their car around 5.40pm in Todd Lane North.

Calls started to come into emergency services around 5pm as heavy rain lashed Preston and the surrounding area.

Police closed Todd Lane North between Lyndale Avenue and Carwood Park due to surface water.


Louise Hogg sent us these pictures of Chorley Road in Walton-le-Dale with water coming up through cracks in the road.

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Other roads affected by flooding include Prospect Avenue, Fir Trees Avenue, Walton Green, Watkin Lane, Linden Drive and Coote Lane.

Prospect Avenue submerged Pic: Jodie Worthington

Prospect Avenue submerged Pic: Jodie Worthington

Stuart McQueen said houses in Prospect Avenue had been flooded and the road was “completely under water”.

The Met Office says heavy rain is expected to continue during Friday night and throughout Saturday.

Have you been affected by the flash flooding? Let us know in the comments below or email

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