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Flooding at canal in Lea as heavy rain warning remains in place

Posted on - 20th August, 2016 - 3:27pm | Author - | Posted in - Lea, Preston News, Preston weather
Water overflowing at the Ribble Link Pic: Benny Mc'Nally

Water overflowing at the Ribble Link Pic: Benny Mc’Nally

Anyone enjoying a canal holiday near Preston may have to think again about making their way through the Ribble Link.

Heavy rain throughout Friday and Saturday has left the canal flooded.

Pictures show the canal at Lea overflowing as the Met Office keeps a heavy rain warning in force.

Read more: Official unveiling of Ribble Link statue

Struggling under the water pressure Pic: Benny Mc'Nally

Struggling under the water pressure Pic: Benny Mc’Nally

The yellow warning for rain is in force until 6pm on Saturday, with a warning for strong winds in force until 9pm.

There are currently no flood warning in place for Preston and the surrounding area, according to the Environment Agency.

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