Two flood warnings are in force saying ‘flooding is expected’ from the River Ribble.Advertisement
The Environment Agency has two sections of the river at Preston under floodwatch.
Heavy rainfall from Storm Hannah is continuing throughout Saturday (16 March) and flooding is now expected on the Ribble at Walton-le-Dale and Brockholes.
The Walton-le-Dale warning says ‘immediate action required’ for the area where the River Darwen joins the Ribble, up to the West Coast mainline and the area around Fishwick Bottoms.
Flood warning is in force from 2pm until Saturday evening.
A second flood warning is in force for the Ribble at Samlesbury and covers the Brockholes Nature Reserve and businesses at Lower Brockholes Quarry.
River levels by the Environment Agency show the Ribble at Walton-le-Dale, London Road, being at 3.97m – above the floodline and at Samlesbury it’s running at 5.22m. Both readings were shortly after 2pm on Saturday.
A flood alert, the lower level warning, is in force for the Lower River Ribble and River Darwen around Walton-le-Dale and Bamber Bridge.
Savick Brook, Eaves Brook and Sharoe Brook in Fulwood and Ingol are also included in this flood alert.
Surface water flooding is also being experienced on a number of roads including Black Bull Lane in Fulwood.
And the Guild Wheel has been badly flooded in places.