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Preston flood warning: Trees uprooted as Storm Frank passes through

Posted on - 30th December, 2015 - 12:34pm | Author - | Posted in - Broadgate, Preston News, Preston weather
Trees uprooted on the A49 at Euxton and on the River Ribble at Broadgate Pics: Chorley Police + Peter Kelly

Trees uprooted on the A49 at Euxton and on the River Ribble at Broadgate Pics: Chorley Police + Peter Kelly

Preston appears to have escaped the worst of the bad weather as Storm Frank passes through.

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The Met Office has a warning of heavy rain and strong winds in place until 6pm on Wednesday when conditions are expected to approve.

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Overnight a few trees came down across the city and surrounding area as wind speeds picked up.

Riversway councillor Peter Kelly reported a tree uprooted by the River Ribble in Broadgate.

While a tree caused part of the A49 at Euxton to be closed as Lancashire County Council worked to clear it during Wednesday morning.

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In Croston three severe flood warnings remain in force for the River Yarrow, as emergency services battle to repair a hole in the flood defences on the River Douglas.

Flood alerts, the lowest level warning, are currently in force for the Lower River Douglas covering parts of Longton and the River Lostock and Yarrow catchment covering parts of Lostock Hall and Bamber Bridge.

Preston City Council say they are having to repair a stretch of the Guild Wheel after it was damaged in the floods.

The stretch between the A59 and Mete Farm needs to be fixed up and cleaned out.

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