A flood alert for the River Ribble has been put back in force.Advertisement
Storm Aiden is lashing Preston and Lancashire with heavy rain and gusts of more than 40mph.
Update: There are now three flood warnings for the River Ribble at Preston
Environment Agency have issued a flood alert – their lowest level warning – for the lower River Ribble between Samlesbury and Walton-le-Dale.
The alert also covers the River Darwen where it meets the Ribble.
The warning says flooding of roads and farmland is possible between 11.30pm on Sunday (1 November) and 8am on Monday (2 November).
The Environment Agency say Savick Brook, Eaves Brook and Sharoe Brook are also running high.
Network Rail say flooding between Preston and Carlisle is seeing disruption on the West Coast Mainline.
Delays of up to 70 minutes are expected and there are widespread cancellations to services.
The Met Office has a yellow weather warning, their lowest level, in force for Preston and Lancashire until Monday morning – warning of heavy rain and strong winds.
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A flood alert was in force for this section of the Ribble during downpours on Thursday 29 October into Friday 30 October when the river reached 3.6m.
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