Roads closed, fields flooded and a cancelled concert – Storm Ciara takes its toll on Preston

Posted on - 9th February, 2020 - 6:20pm | Author - | Posted in - Avenham, Broadgate, Preston City Centre, Preston News, Preston weather, Walton-le-Dale
Pic: Stephen Melling

Preston has battened down the hatches as Storm Ciara battered the region.


Five flood warnings are currently in place across Preston. They are:

  • Salmesbury, by the Tickled Trout
  • Higher Walton Road and Higher Walton Mills
  • Brockholes and Brockholes Quarry
  • Fishwick Bottoms to the railway bridge
  • Avenham and Miller Parks

The River Ribble has risen to its highest ever level with widespread flooding in the surrounding areas.

River Ribble levels at Salmesbury

  • Advice on what to do in the event of a flood, and up-to-date flood warnings are available here.

By 1pm Avenham and Miller Parks were submerged after the river burst its banks.

Avenham Park Pic: Eddie Dever
Avenham Park Pic: Eddie Dever
Avenham Park flooding Pic: Harry Kendall
Avenham Park flooding Pic: Harry Kendall

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.

Blossoms cancelled their launch at Blitz

Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service closed Leyland Road at Middleforth as flood water continued to rise.

Pic: Blog Preston

The M6 slip road was closed in both directions at Salmesbury due to flooding causing delays and diversions on the motorway.

M6 sliproad closed

Flooding at Samlesbury:

Pic: Jolene Francis Killeen

High water at Broughton:

Pic: Crispin Robinson High water at Broughton

And at Penwortham Bridge:

High water at Penwortham Bridge Pic: Chris France
Pic: Chris France

And at Walton Green:

Pic: Shane King Walton Green

Have you been affected by Storm Ciara? Let us know in the comments section

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