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Avenham and Miller Park flooded after intense downpours with Preston told to prepare for more rain

Posted on - 2nd November, 2020 - 3:10pm | Author - | Posted in - Parks, Preston News, Preston weather
The bandstand has been flooded in Miller Park. Picture: Paul Melling.

After a miserable and wet weekend across Preston, a yellow weather warning has been issued for Preston and Lancashire for the rest of today (Monday, 2 November).

The bad weather may cause further flooding across the area, and has already caused flooding in Avenham and Miller Park.

Various areas of the park have been flooded after the recent downpours.

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As a result of the rain, people across Preston are being told to expect flooding, increased journey times and spray and flooding on the roads, according to the warning from the Met Office.

The yellow weather warning is in place until 11:59pm tonight.

Many areas of Miller Park have been flooded. Picture: Paul Melling.

Showers are expected to become heavier and more frequent through the afternoon, with many areas are likely to see a further 15 to 20 mm of rain.

The Guild Wheel has also flooded, with people advised to take an alternative route as it is being taped off for public safety.

The Guild Wheel has flooded. Picture: @ParksInPreston.

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