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

Posted on - 1st November, 2020 - 10:10pm | Author - | Posted in - Fulwood, Preston News, Preston weather, Walton-le-Dale
River Ribble at Walton-le-Dale Pic: Paul Melling
River Ribble at Walton-le-Dale Pic: Paul Melling

A flood alert for the River Ribble has been put back in force.

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).

Area covered by the Environment Agency's flood alert for the River Ribble Pic: Environment Agency
Area covered by the Environment Agency’s flood alert for the River Ribble Pic: Environment Agency

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.

See the latest weather forecast for your area by entering your postcode below

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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