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Flood warnings issued across Lancashire

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9:45pm 17th March 2017
(Updated 10:04pm 17th March 2017)

Flood warnings are being issued across Lancashire.

Our county has seen heavy rainfall throughout the day (17th March) and the Environment Agency says several Lancashire rivers could burst their banks.

They've issued a flood warning in Bacup where they expect the River Irwell to flood.

The river levels are continuing to rise and they are predicting it will reach it's high at 10pm.

They're asking people living in the area to take immediate action.

Officials are also telling us that flooding is likely in places near the River Darwen which also includes Blackburn, Preston, Walton-Le-Dale, Pleasington and Higher Walton.

An alert is also being issued for people living in Padiham, Trawden, Burnley, Nelson, Colne, Accrington and Whalley as the River Calder could also burst its banks as well.

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