More wet weather on way after flooding hits Lancashire

HELPING HANDS: Preston mosques have been sending volunteers and van loads of relief
HELPING HANDS: Preston mosques have been sending volunteers and van loads of relief
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Heavy rain brought more flooding and road disruptions to Lancashire at the weekend.

And the Met Office has issued a yellow alert because downpours are expected to return tomorrow.

Police and highways officials reported a host of minor accidents on the M6 as torrential rain made driving conditions hazardous on Saturday.

The A6 at Cabus, near Garstang, was closed for some time overnight owing to flooding but reopened yesterday morning.

Firefighters were called out to several incidents of flooding around the county.

In Little Lane, Longridge, near Preston, they pumped out water from six terraced houses after being alerted at 11.30pm.

Residents reported water coming up under their floorboards and rising. Firefighters from Preston used a portable pump to remove it amid concerns that electrical circuits may be affected.

Crews were also called to homes in Hill Road, Penwortham, near Preston, and Woodplumpton Road, Preston.

In Chorley Road, Walton-le-Dale, floodwater entered the kitchen of a restaurant.

Firefighters used a portable pump to pump out the water.

In Bare Lane, Morecambe, floods affected the cellar of a public house.

The Met Office said further spells of heavy rain were likely to affect parts of Wales and North West England at times during today and tomorrow.

There is the risk of localised flooding.

Meanwhile, members of Preston’s Muslim community across the city have rallied to offer support and supplies to Cumbrian flood victims.

Mosque members and Preston Muslim Society joined forces to take donations of food, clothing, bedding and money to flood-stricken Cumbria.

Volunteer Ismail Deedat, said: “Children from one of the mosques in Preston did a collection of toys and raised £1,200 cash. The children also made cards filled with messages for the victims.”