Storms cause damage across Lancashire

Heavy winds hit Lancashire
Heavy winds hit Lancashire
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Lancashire escaped relatively unscathed after a night of high winds and heavy rain.

Fire crews were called out to only a handful of emergencies as the storms moved across the county from the west on Monday evening and through the night.

A number of trees were toppled by the gales in Euxton near Chorley - two of them in Dawb Lane where a house was inundated by flood water at around midnight.

“Unfortunately there was little we could do to pump the water out of the property because it was too shallow - less than three inches,” said a brigade spokesman.

“There were a few trees blown over by strong winds in the area. But overall it wasn’t that bad a night.”

A fire crew was called to deal with flood water in Marsh Lane, Longton - the scene of severe flooding in December.

Water triggered an alarm at Chorley Hospital during the night. And firefighters pumped out a ditch which had overflowed into the garden of a property in Buckshaw Village before it reached the house.

The strong winds were expected to continue through Tuesday and possibly into Wednesday, according to forecasters.