Monsoon weather causes traffic hold-ups

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An electric storm brought flash flooding and traffic hold-ups to parts of Preston in the afternoon rush hour on Tuesday.

The normally slow trek home for commuters was made even slower as torrential rain left standing water on many roads in and around the city.

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The usual blackspots of Lower Penwortham and the Tickled Trout junction at Samlesbury saw long queues, with traffic on Blackpool Road, Golden Way and Leyland Road also slowed to a crawl.