Yellow weather warning as floods return

A man gets soaked by waves whilst walking along the promenade of Blackpool

A man gets soaked by waves whilst walking along the promenade of Blackpool

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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.

The A6 at Cabus, near Garstang, was closed for some time between Saturday night and Sunday morning owing to flooding.

Traffic was diverted until the water finally subsided on Sunday 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.

Motorway police and the HIghways Agency warned drivers to be careful after a spate of collisions at around 8pm on Saturday as torrential rain led to massively reduced visibility and vehicles aqua-planing.

There were reports of several minor accidents on the M6 through Lancashire.

On Saturday night, a car collided with the central reservation on the M6 between Lancaster and Carnforth.

Highways Agency staff and emergency services made the scene safe.

Fire crews attended the scene of an accident in Dickson Road, Blackpool, yesterday morning where a car had collided with a wall.

Firefighters ensured there were no remaining hazards in respect of fire, fuel or oil spillages or debris.

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.

The rain will come through in two batches, the first for a few hours today, with a second rather more persistent period of rain arriving from the south-west on tonight.

The Met Office said localised flooding and disruption was possible.