Farmer rescues pregnant woman trapped in Lancaster floodwater

Heavy rain across the Lancaster district has caused flooding in many areas as fire crews dealt with a number of weather related incidents.

Monday, 22nd August 2016, 11:21 am
Updated Thursday, 25th August 2016, 4:30 pm
Burrow Beck burst its banks in Hala. Photo by Carly Wearing.

Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service said they were called out after a pregnant woman was trapped in her car in floodwater in Proctor Moss Road, Ellel, this morning, Morning August 22.

She was rescued by a local farmer before firefighters arrived on the scene.

Fire crews and members of the public are also searching for a black and white collie, thought to be named Isla, which was swept away after entering flood water at the bottom of Hala Hill in Lancaster.

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In Halton, many drains overflowed causing water to flow overground in High Road and Arrow Lane.

There has been localised flooding on roads across the Lancaster district, due to persistent rain over the weekend, and particularly heavy rain this morning.

The Environment Agency had issued flood warnings for waterways in the Lancaster area including the river Conder at Galgate, and Burrow Beck in Lancaster, which burst its banks this morning.

Homeowners in Lentworth Drive, Whinfell Drive, Beechwood Gardens, off Cranwell Avenue, Hodder Place, Cork Road and Canterbury Avenue were all warned of potential flooding

Meanwhile motorists were advised not to travel along the M6 due to a lot of surface water, whil trains were cancelled on the West Coast Mainline.

The Met Office has forecast an improvement in weather conditions for Monday, August 22.