Weather calming after testing conditions for road users

Conditions appear to have calmed today after the weather tested road users across Lancashire throughout Saturday.

By Tony Durkin
Sunday, 6th February 2022, 2:11 pm

Heavy winds and rain made driving difficult and this vehicle came a cropper on the M6 near Preston.

Lancashire Road Police reported it was in a two-vehicle collision, also involving a heavy goods vehicle just north of junction 32 with the M55 at Broughton.

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The wrecked vehicle just off the M6. PIcture: Lancashire Road Police.

A Lancashire Road Police spokesman said: "Heavy downpour and flooding contributed towards this driver losing control and colliding with a HGV.

"Thankfully driver was wearing their seatbelt and airbags did their job. Only minor injuries reported."

The Met Office forecast for central and west Lancashire suggests conditions would still be windy but calmer today and several flood warning were removing, including that for the Wyre Estuary.

After morning sunshine towards the coast, clouds will gather and chances of rain will be at their greatest in late afternoon and early evening before clearing. Winds gusting up to 50mph, slightly less inland but calming notably after around 8pm.

Following what are forecast to be generally dry conditions overnight and into early Monday morning, chances of rain will increase to around 50 per cent either side of midday, clearing later and all the time winds calming, including during any of those Monday wet spells.

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