Blackburn pub closed until further notice after flood water fills up inside

Date: 2021-09-10 07:30:00

A pub in Blackburn is closed ‘until further notice’ following severe flooding.

Red Lion Whitebirk, on Whitebirk Road, made the announcement on Facebook on Thursday (September 9).

In a post, they said: “Unfortunately we are closed until further notice as we have flood again.

“We hope to see you all soon again and we will post and update on here for everyone.”

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The text was posted alongside shocking images showing flood water inside the pub.

It can be seen that the water has risen to almost table height.

Flood water in the car park of Red Lion Whitebirk, in Blackburn

The flooding comes as a yellow weather warning for thunderstorms issued by The Met Office was active.

The whole of Lancashire and Cumbria was covered by the warning.

The weather experts warned that flooding was possible, with torrential downpours in a few places.

Where these occurred, there was potential for 20 to 30 mm of rain in less than an hour and up to 40 mm in 2 hours.

It seems that Blackburn suffered particularly bad with flooding, with Lancashire Police saying that the area of Peter Street was heavily flooded.

Flood water at Red Lion Whitebirk, in Blackburn
Flood water at Red Lion Whitebirk, in Blackburn

In a post, they said: “Due to the heavy rain, the area of Peter Street in Blackburn is heavily flooded. Please avoid the area and try to use an alternative route if possible.

” Given the recent downpour this is likely to cause other problems elsewhere. Please only drive if necessary and you need to go out please drive to the conditions and take care.”

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