Floods update: The clean-up operation continues

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Gritters have been out in force around the Ribble Valley in the early hours of this morning after fears that freezing overnight temperatures could turn the local road network into an ice rink following yesterday’s floods.

Many of the Valley’s roads have been gritted by Lancashire County Council highways and there are only scattered pools of rain remaining.

However, as late as almost 11 pm last night firefighters were still being called out to deal with the aftermath of the floods.

They assisted in pumping water out of a domestic property at The Sands, Whalley, after flood water entered from a field at the back of the house. They used a light portable pump and lighting equipment during the operation.

This morning the clean up operation has been in full swing with residents clearing debris from their properties and businesses.

For the full story about Saturday’s floods see this Thursday’s Clitheroe Advertiser and Times.

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