Lancashire flood warnings including Preston and Lancaster with roads closed and delays across the county

Date: 2021-11-02 01:49:46

Several flood warning and alerts are in place across Lancashire.

This comes after the county has been battered with wind and rain throughout the end of last week and the weekend.

Police have closed the A583 between Kirkham and Clifton due to flooding.

READ MORE: Lancashire flooding: Live updates with closures including A583, Dawson Lane and more

Officers have been working with other emergency services and contractors to clear the floods caused by heavy rainfall over the last 48 hours.

More rainfall is expected in the Fylde region today which could cause more disruption to the local road network.

We are running a live blog on the weather in Lancashire and any disruptions caused. Click here to follow the blog.

Here are all the warnings and alerts currently in place across the county, and what the Government flood checking service is advising:

Fleetwood and Wyre

River Wyre

River levels are high on the River Wyre due to heavy rainfall. Flooding is expected at River Wyre, River Cocker, Pilling Water and other watercourses from Catterall to Fleetwood, including St Michaels and Great Eccleston and Preesall from 8am on Monday, November 1. Further rainfall is forecast this morning. River levels are expected to remain high at the Catterall gauge.

River Wyre at St Michaels North

River levels remain high on the River Wyre. River levels will be at their highest between 10:30am and 1.30pm on Monday, November 1. Property flooding from the river is not expected. Further rainfall is forecast this morning which will cause river levels to remain high.

Areas most at risk include the area of St Michaels that is to the north of the River Wyre, including farm land to the north of the village.

Upper River Wyre, Brock

River levels remain high on the River Wyre and River Brock due to heavy rainfall. Flooding is possible at Rivers Wyre, Calder and Brock and other watercourses from Abbeystead to Catterall including Scorton, Garstang, Bilsborrow, Ainspool and Churchtown from 10pm on October 31.

Preston

River Ribble at Walton-le-Dale, area from Fishwick Bottoms to Railway Bridge

River levels are forecast to rise on the River Ribble due to rainfall. Flooding is forecast to affect locations near the River Ribble between 1pm and 7pm today, with low lying land expected to be most affected, particularly around Fishwick Bottoms area on the north bank of the River Ribble upstream of Walton Bridge. Properties on the South bank of the Ribble between the Darwen Confluence and the Railway Bridge including the sewage works and Catholic College playing fields. Further rainfall is forecast this morning.

Lower River Ribble and Darwen

River levels are rising on the River Ribble and River Darwen due to heavy rainfall. Flooding is expected at River Ribble from Samlesbury and the River Darwen from Darwen including Blackburn, Preston, Walton-Le-Dale, Pleasington and Higher Walton from 8.30am on Monday, November 1. Further rainfall is forecast this morning. We are monitoring rainfall and river levels and are checking rivers for blockages in the area.

Avoid using low lying footpaths and any bridges near local watercourses and do not attempt to walk or drive through flood water. Plan driving routes to avoid low lying roads near rivers, which may be flooded.

River Ribble at Samlesbury, around Brockholes Reserve and Lower Brockholes Quarry

River levels are forecast to rise on the River Ribble due to rainfall. Flooding is forecast to affect locations near the River Ribble between 11am and 7pm today, with low lying land expected to be most affected, particularly around Brockholes Reserve and businesses based at Lower Brockholes Quarry. Further rainfall is forecast this morning.

Ribble Valley

Upper River Ribble, Hodder

River levels have risen on the River Ribble and River Hodder due to heavy rainfall. Flooding is expected at Rivers Ribble, Hodder and other watercourses, from Settle to Samlesbury including Clitheroe, Gisburn, Sawley, Waddington and Ribchester from 8am on November 1. Further rainfall is forecast throughout the morning. River levels are expected to remain high.

Lancaster

Lower River Lune and Conder

River levels remain high on the River Lune and River Conder due to rainfall. Flooding is possible at River Lune, Conder and Keer and other watercourses from Kirkby Lonsdale to Galgate including Gressingham, Carnforth, Hornby, Wray, Bentham and Lancaster from 8am on November 1. Further rainfall is forecast this morning.

The Environment Agency is clearing debris from weed screens in the area and monitoring levels closely. Avoid using low lying footpaths and any bridges near local watercourses and do not attempt to walk or drive through flood water. Plan driving routes to avoid low lying roads near rivers, which may be flooded.

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