Flooding hits Lancashire overnight

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Overnight, Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service has been called over 60 times and attended over 30 flooding related incidents across the county.

The majority of these incidents have occurred in Lancaster, Warton, Kirkham, Hesketh Bank and Tarleton.

In Lancaster, Burrow Beck has flooded around Lentworth Drive and Cranwell Avenue and a number of properties have been affected. As a result, we are working with Lancaster City Council and Lancashire County Council to open a rest centre in Scotforth for those residents whose properties have been affected.

There are a number of road closures in place because of the flooding and we ask people not to drive through flood water.

No injuries have been reported.

With a similar weather forecast tonight and tomorrow, dry during the day followed by thunderstorms at night, we are working with partners to plan for more flooding this week and what can be done to try and minimise the effects of these storms.

If your property has been flooded, find out more information on our flooding safety page.