Police issue warning after roads flood around Glasson Dock

Lancaster police have warned people to avoid the Glasson Dock area after flooding on some of the village roads.

Friday, 21st August 2020, 3:25 pm
Updated Friday, 21st August 2020, 3:28 pm
Lancaster City Council put up its storm boards along Morecambe promenade yesterday afternoon as a precaution.

Ship Road and Thurnham Mill Lane are currently under water due to the high tide and are impassable.

Anyone living nearby or planning to travel to the village has been asked to avoid the roads.

Police said: "Please do not attempt to drive through the water until it has receded."

Meanwhile, Lancaster City Council put up its storm boards along Morecambe promenade yesterday afternoon as a precaution.

A spokesman said: "We’ll be deploying the storm boards along Morecambe promenade as a precautionary measure in anticipation of expected high tides and strong winds.

"The bespoke boards perfectly fit each of the pedestrian entrances to the promenade and prevent any water, sand and shingle from spilling over onto the road.

"They were redesigned as part of the new £10.8m wave reflection wall, which reduces flood risk to 11,400 homes and 2,246 commercial properties.

"The storm boards will remain in place until at least Monday."

The wet and windy weather came as Storm Ellen arrived in northern England today, Friday.

A swathe of strong winds were expected to sweep across much of the UK ahead of the weekend, with the Met Office warning of widespread travel chaos and flooding.

A yellow weather warning for wind is in force across all of England and Wales until 6pm today, with 21 flood warnings across the UK.

For more details of the warnings in place, click here