Farmer rescues pregnant woman trapped in Lancaster floodwater

Burrow Beck burst its banks in Hala. Photo by Carly Wearing.
Burrow Beck burst its banks in Hala. Photo by Carly Wearing.
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Heavy rain across the Lancaster district has caused flooding in many areas as fire crews dealt with a number of weather related incidents.

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, Monday August 22.

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

Fire crews and members of the public were also out searching for a black and white collie named Islay, who was swept away after entering flood water at the bottom of Hala Hill in Lancaster.

The dog was recovered alive and well a few hours later.

There has also been widespread flooding in Ingleton, North Yorkshire, in particular around the White Scar Caves area.

In Halton, many drains have 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.