Preston has battened down the hatches as Storm Ciara battered the region.Advertisement
Five flood warnings are currently in place across Preston. They are:
The River Ribble has risen to its highest ever level with widespread flooding in the surrounding areas.
By 1pm Avenham and Miller Parks were submerged after the river burst its banks.
One cyclist, who ignored flood warnings, had to be rescued from the band stand.
Read more: Miller Park rescue underway as cyclist becomes stranded under bandstand
Indie band Blossoms cancelled their ‘Foolish Loving Places’ launch gig at Blitz nightclub due to adverse weather conditions.
Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service closed Leyland Road at Middleforth as flood water continued to rise.
The M6 slip road was closed in both directions at Salmesbury due to flooding causing delays and diversions on the motorway.
Flooding at Samlesbury:
High water at Broughton:
And at Penwortham Bridge:
And at Walton Green:
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