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Heavy rain causes flooding across Preston and South Ribble

Posted on - 12th July, 2021 - 9:54pm | Author - | Posted in - Ashton-on-Ribble, Penwortham, Preston City Centre, Preston News, Preston weather, Ribbleton
Floodwater in Aqueduct Street Pic: Charmaine Cha
Floodwater in Aqueduct Street Pic: Charmaine Cha

Heavy rainfall on Monday (12 July) has caused flooding across Preston.

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After it rained solidly during the afternoon, locals took to social media to share their images.

Floodwater gathered in Ashton-on-Ribble at the Aqueduct Street and Shelley Road junction, while Ronaldsway in Ribbleton was completely overrun with rainwater.

Ronaldsway flooding Pic: Ryan Gillett
Ronaldsway flooding Pic: Ryan Gillett

Hartington Road near the city centre was impacted.

Hartington Road was affected by flooding Pic: Mark Wilson
Hartington Road was affected by flooding Pic: Mark Wilson

Penwortham Girls High School announced the school would be closed on Tuesday (13 July).

A spokesperson for the Penwortham school said: “Following the heavy downpour of rain, the school has incurred significant flooding affecting major areas of the school. This has had an impact on a lot of classrooms and electrical systems.”

Motorways were also affected with a lane closed on the M6 between J32 for Broughton Interchange and J31A for Preston North.


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