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Pictures show River Ribble bursting banks as flood warnings in force

Posted on - 16th March, 2019 - 5:43pm | Author - | Posted in - Avenham, Broadgate, Fishwick, Penwortham, Preston News, Preston weather, Walton-le-Dale
Ribble running high Pic: Michelle Cook
Ribble running high Pic: Michelle Cook

Flood warnings remain in force for the River Ribble at Preston as the river begins to burst its banks.

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Two sections of the river are rising rapidly following heavy rain throughout Friday night and Saturday brought by Storm Hannah.

With no sign of the rain letting up the Environment Agency has issued two flood warnings, and a flood alert, covering different stretches of the river as well as a number of brooks in the city.

Stephen Melling was out on the Guild Wheel and saw the extent of the flooding at Samlesbury under the M6.

Where the M6 crosses the River Ribble Pic: Stephen Melling
Where the M6 crosses the River Ribble Pic: Stephen Melling

The river level was 4.24m as of 5.15pm on Saturday.

And the Ribble at Walton-le-Dale and along the side of Avenham Park it is breaking over the side and up into the park causing flooding.

Lisa Brown captured the scenes in the park and Frenchwood as the river level is also at 4.24m.

River coming over its banks in Frenchwood Pic: Lisa Brown
River coming over its banks in Frenchwood Pic: Lisa Brown

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And along the side of the river at Walton-le-Dale there’s some homeowners regularly checking out of their windows.

River Ribble at Walton-le-Dale Pic: Laura Ousby
River Ribble at Walton-le-Dale Pic: Laura Ousby

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