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River Ribble and River Darwen flood alerts issued for Preston and Walton-le-Dale

Posted on - 19th September, 2023 - 5:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Preston News, Preston weather, South Ribble News
River Ribble at Walton-le-Dale Pic: Laura Ousby
River Ribble at Walton-le-Dale in 2019 running high Pic: Laura Ousby

A flood alert has been issued for the lower River Ribble area at Preston and River Darwen at Walton-le-Dale.

Update: The flood alert was removed at 7am on Wednesday (20 September)

It follows heavy rainfall since Tuesday morning in and around Preston.

A Met Office weather warning for heavy rain remains in force until 6pm on Wednesday (20 September).

The Environment Agency has issued the flood alert, their lowest level warning, covering the lower Ribble area.

The Ribble and Darwen are expected to run high along with many of the brooks through Fulwood and Lea, as well as the Ribble at Samlesbury.

The area covered by the flood alert Pic: Environment Agency

The Darwen, where it comes through Higher Walton and Walton-le-Dale is also expected to see a high river level.

The flood alert area covers: River Ribble from Samlesbury and the River Darwen from Darwen including Blackburn, Preston, Walton-Le-Dale, Pleasington and Higher Walton.

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