Storm Gareth flooding closes major Ribble Valley road

The A59 was closed this morning due to heavy rain.
The A59 was closed this morning due to heavy rain.
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Overnight downpours have led to the closure of a major road.


The A59 at the Abattoir in the Ribble Valley is closed from Sawley at the junction Bolton-by-Bowland.

Police made the decision to close the road due to the extremely wet conditions and spokesman for Lancashire Police said: "We appreciate this may add some distance to your journey but it is better than being stranded."