A flood alert has been issued for the River Ribble as Storm Christoph continues to cause disruption.Advertisement
River levels are rising at the Walton-le-Dale river gauge as a result of persistent heavy rainfall.
Flooding of property, roads and farmland could start this afternoon (19 January), and last until tomorrow (20 January) according to the Environment Agency.
Read more: Storm Christoph set to cause heavy rain and potential travel disruptions across Preston and Lancashire
Flooding is expected to affect low lying land and roads in Preston, Fulwood, Cadley, Lea, Penwortham, Darwen, Blackburn, Higher Walton, Walton-le-Dale and Samlesbury.
@blogpreston @leponline River Lostock not looking so great near Dunkirk Lane. Expect it will burst at some point today pic.twitter.com/lADXapmbGh
— Michael Tipping (@mdtipping) January 19, 2021
High river levels are possible on the Rivers Ribble, Darwen and Blakewater, Savick Brook, Eaves Brook and Sharoe Brook and their tributaries.
Read more: Storm Christoph causes flooding on the rail line between Leyland and Bolton
Further rainfall is forecast over the next 36 hours.
River levels are expected to remain high until Thursday evening (20 January) and the situation is being closely monitored.
@visitpreston @MyPrestonCity @blogpreston @OurPreston The river is feeling the effects of StormChristoph pic.twitter.com/zyo3rPB44v
— Michael Lonergan (@MickLonners) January 19, 2021
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