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Flood alert issued for River Ribble and Ribble Darwen at Walton-le-Dale

Posted on - 29th October, 2020 - 5:22pm | Author - | Posted in - Preston News, Preston weather, Walton-le-Dale
River Ribble at Walton-le-Dale Pic: Laura Ousby
Previous high river levels in March this year on the Ribble at Walton-le-Dale Pic: Laura Ousby

A flood alert has been issued for a section of the River Ribble at Preston.

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The Environment Agency say heavy and persistent rainfall means the Ribble and the River Darwen around Walton-le-Dale are rising rapidly.

A section of the Ribble from Samlesbury down to the Old Tram Bridge has been put on flood alert.

The River Darwen where it joins the Ribble and going back through to Hoghton is also on flood alert.

Read more: Emergency services in Penwortham as Leyland Road shut due to flooding

Flooding of roads and farmlands is expected in low-lying land, but at this stage properties are not expected to be flooded.

The Environment Agency say they are closely monitoring the situation and further rainfall is expected in the next five hours.

The flood alert – the lowest warning level – came into force at 3.41pm on Thursday (29 October) and river levels are due to remain high until Monday 2 November.

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The flood alert extends up into Fulwood and Ingol taking in Savick Brook and Sharoe Brooks.

Preston and Lancashire has a weather warning in place for heavy rain, from the Met Office, through until lunchtime on Sunday (1 November).

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