UPDATE: Torrisholme Road now open

Photo Neil Cross
Flash flooding under  the railway bridge at Torrisholme Road, Lancaster

Photo Neil Cross Flash flooding under the railway bridge at Torrisholme Road, Lancaster

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Torrisholme Road has now reopened after it was closed earlier today due to flooding.

A number of roads were partly closed after heavy rain struck Lancaster and Morecambe earlier this morning (Monday June 13). Parts of Torrisholme Road, near to the bridge, Owen Road and Morecambe Road were flooded and a number of motorists were at a standstill.

Torrisholme Bridge, the side via Morecambe, was closed from 10am until 3.15pm, after it was submerged in four feet of water.

A car was trapped in the water and police and fire crews were called at around 10.30am this morning (Monday June 13). No one was in the car.

A spokesman for Lancashire County Council, said: “In response to the forecasts for heavy showers, our highways engineers have been checking that vulnerable locations are clear of blockages and debris, so that the drains can accommodate as much water as possible and reduce the risk of surface water flooding.

“Where flooding issues on the roads have been reported, we’ve been out checking that drains are running clear and, if necessary, clearing them. By its nature, heavy rain can’t drain away immediately and may result in some difficult conditions, and we would ask drivers to take care if they’re caught in a heavy storm.”