These are the Lancashire roads closed due to flooding this morning

Many will be waking up to flooding in Lancashire this morning, following stormy weather overnight.

Tuesday, 11th August 2020, 8:56 am
Updated Tuesday, 11th August 2020, 9:00 am

Roads across the county have been closed due to localised flooding, with some transport services also affected.

Train services between Morecambe and Lancaster are delayed after lightning damaged the signalling system between overnight.

As a result, buses will be replacing trains between these stations until around 11am, said Northern.

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Kirkham and Freckleton appear to have had the worst of the flooding, with policing having to shut the exit slip road at junction 3 of the M55 due to surface water.

In Kirkham, residents have reported waking up to find their cars soaked inside and flood water reaching their homes.

These are the confirmed road closures this morning:

- A585 Fleetwood Road, Thistleton - Both ways blocked, slow traffic due to flooding from Thistleton Road to M55 J3 (Kirkham). Travel time is around 15 minutes. Severe rain overnight has caused sudden flooding and a number of vehicles are stuck, affecting traffic between the Windy Harbour Traffic Lights and the M55.

A flooded street in Kirkham this morning (August 11)

- A584 Lytham Road - Both ways blocked, slow traffic due to flooding between West End Lane and Lodge Lane. Traffic is slow due to surface water along this stretch.

- Lentworth Drive Scotforth, Lancaster - Both ways blocked due to flooding from Barton Road to Hala Square. Diversion in place for bus service 100.

- Lawson Road, Thornton - Road inaccessible due to severe flooding, both ways blocked.

A spokesman for Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service said: "Many will be waking up to flooding across Lancashire. Take extra care on the roads as puddles maybe deeper than they appear and road markings unidentifiable."