River Ribble flood warnings issued covering Ribchester, Samlesbury and Walton-le-Dale

Posted on - 6th October, 2023 - 10:47am | Author - | Posted in - Fishwick, Longridge, Preston News, Preston weather, Ribble Valley News, South Ribble News, Walton-le-Dale
River Ribble running high at Penwortham Pic: Rob Randell

Three flood warnings have been issued for sections of the River Ribble between Ribchester and Preston.


Environment Agency has warnings in force for flood warning – its second-highest level – following heavy and persistent rainfall during Thursday night and Friday (6 October) morning.


Read more: Heavy rain warning issued for Preston and Lancashire as Ribble bursts banks at Ribchester

The flood warnings, which were triggered around 10am on Friday, cover:

  • River Ribble at Ribchester and the area surounding Blackburn Road covering: Higher Croft, Harwood House, Yew Tree Cottage, Beech House, Thorncroft, properties near Ease Barn Farm on Gallows Lane, and 19 to 22 Blackburn Road.
  • River Ribble at Samlesbury around Brockholes Reserve and Lower Brockholes Quarry
  • River Ribble at Walton-le-Dale area from Fishwick Bottoms to railway bridge covering: Properties on the South bank of the Ribble between the Darwen Confluence and the Railway Bridge and on the North bank upstream of Walton Bridge.
The three areas covered by the flood warnings Pic: Environment Agency

A flood alert – the lowest level of warning – covers much of the River Ribble at Preston and all the surrounding brooks.

A number of roads in and around Preston are experiencing surface water flooding due to the heavy rainfall.

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