Flood warnings and alerts have been issued across Lancashire as torrential rain continues to batter the region.
The Environment Agency has issued four flood warnings for Samlesbury, Walton-le-Dale, Brierfield and Nelson while there are also five other flood alerts for Little Eccleston, Catterall, Preston, Padiham and Bolton-by-Bowland. Flooding has resulted in ‘dangerous road conditions’ and forced the closure of at least three schools in the county.
More heavy rain is expected until 12pm on Friday morning (October 6), according to the Met Office. The downpours will then return from 6pm tonight until around 1am on Saturday.
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You can see full details of the flood warnings and alerts issued by the Environment Agency below.
Flood warnings – flooding is expected
River Ribble at Samlesbury, around Brockholes Reserve and Lower Brockholes Quarry
Flood warning area: Brockholes Reserve and businesses based at Lower Brockholes Quarry.
Walton-le-Dale, area from Fishwick Bottoms to Railway Bridge
Flood warning area: 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.
Sefton Street Watercourse at Brierfield
Flood warning area: Sefton Street Watercourse at Brierfield, Walter Street, Guilford Street, Holden Road, Quakers View.
Walverden Water at Nelson
Flood warning area: Properties in Nelson on and close to Riverside Business Park, Pendle Industrial Estate, Southfield Street, Brook Street, Sagar Street, Holme Street, Leeds Road, Pendle Community Hospital, Riverside Business Centre and Nelson and Colne College.
Flood alerts – flooding is possible
Lower River Wyre
Flood alert area: River Wyre, River Cocker, Pilling Water and other watercourses from Catterall to Fleetwood, including St Michaels and Great Eccleston and Preesall.
Upper River Wyre, Brock
Flood alert area: Rivers Wyre, Calder and Brock and other watercourses from Abbeystead to Catterall including Scorton, Garstang, Bilsborrow, Ainspool and Churchtown.
Lower River Ribble and Darwen
Flood alert area: River Ribble from Samlesbury and the River Darwen from Darwen including Blackburn, Preston, Walton-Le-Dale, Pleasington and Higher Walton.
River Calder in east Lancashire
Flood alert area: Rivers Calder, Brun, Don and Pendlewater, from Laneshaw Bridge to the river Ribble including Trawden, Burnley, Nelson, Colne, Accrington and Whalley.
Upper River Ribble, Hodder
Flood alert area: Rivers Ribble, Hodder and other watercourses, from Settle to Samlesbury including Clitheroe, Gisburn, Sawley, Waddington and Ribchester.
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