Shoppers evacuated from Iceland in Preston after burst pipe floods store

A burst pipe has flooded the Iceland store in Preston city centre, forcing staff to evacuate shoppers.

Friday, 16th August 2019, 3:07 pm
Updated Friday, 16th August 2019, 4:07 pm
Shoppers have been evacuated from the Iceland store off Ringway, Preston after torrential rain caused a pipe to burst and flood the store
Shoppers have been evacuated from the Iceland store off Ringway, Preston after torrential rain caused a pipe to burst and flood the store

Customers at the supermarket in Market Place were forced to leave their shopping at the check-outs after water flooded the aisles at around 11.30am this morning.

Staff swiftly evacuated startled shoppers after a torrent of water gushed onto the shop floor from a burst pipe.

The store's manager said torrential rain had forced the cap on a water pipe to rupture, forcing them to close the supermarket.

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Shoppers have been evacuated from the Iceland store off Ringway, Preston after torrential rain caused a pipe to burst and flood the store

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After reopening, Iceland will remain open till 7pm as usual, but families can also visit the nearby Iceland store in North Road, a ten-minute walk away.