A music event on the balcony of the Harris Museum has been cut short due to torrential downpours in the city.Advertisement
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.
Heavy rain is expected into the night and we are already receiving lots of calls about flooding. Spray and flooding could lead to difficult driving conditions. Please keep an eye on weather alerts and stay safe out there!
— Lancashire Fire (@LancashireFRS) June 1, 2018
Mill Lane – between Cadley Causeway and Lytham Road – is said to be flooded.
Blog Preston has also received reports of large amounts of standing water in Greaves Town Lane, Lea and also in Eastway, Fulwood.