Lancashire weather: Live updates as heavy rain brings flooding and disruption to county this weekend

Heavy rain has battered Lancashire this weekend, leading to travel disruption across the county.
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The Met Office issued a weather warning after predicting parts of the country could see up to 70mm of rain.

The warning, which covers all of Lancashire, will end at 11.59pm on Sunday (July 23).

Follow our live blog below for the latest updates:

Live updates as heavy rain brings flooding and disruption to Lancashire

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'We're trapped in our homes': Residents' flooding misery after heavy rainfall

People living in the Thornton area say they are unable to get to work, and ‘having to dry their garages out’ after a weekend of heavy rainfall battered the Fylde Coast.

A healthcare worker, who lives on Lawsons Road, said she’s “missed a second day of work” due to the flooding outside her home.

Sue Tamasa told Blackpool Gazette: “I work in a nursing home on 12 hour shifts so I have lost a large amount of money plus the home is now short staffed.”

Read the full story by clicking HERE.

Weather forecast for Blackpool this week

Sporadic showers are expected to hit Blackpool throughout the week after torrential downpours battered the county over the weekend, bringing floods and travel disruption.

Click HERE to read the full weather forecast.

Roads remain flooded

A member of the public shares footage of them driving through a flooded Langley Lane near Goosnargh on Monday morning (July 24.)

Update on flood alerts in Lancashire

As of 8:00am on Monday (July 24), nine flood alerts and warnings still remained in Lancashire, but by 11am, these had been reduced to three.

‘Conditions enough to move vehicles’

Six people have been rescued from their cars due to flooding.

'This video shows where water from Savick Brook is allowed to flow into the Highgate Park Flood Basin’

Fire service urges residents to ‘avoid travelling where possible’

They also issued the following advice:

  • Please don’t drive through flood water even if you think it isn’t that deep.
  • Turn off electrics and where possible move items to a higher level or second floor.
  • Do not walk through flooded areas, the current of the flood water can be more powerful than you think.

Motorists urged to be careful if using Leyland Road in Penwortham

South Ribble MP Katherine Fletcher visits Croston following community concerns