Dramatic images of weekend's floods in Padiham and the Ribble Valley

The incessant torrential rain which lashed Burnley, Padiham and the Ribble Valley created some dramatic, almost perilous conditions over the weekend, as these images show.

Monday, 18th March 2019, 4:32 pm
Updated Monday, 18th March 2019, 4:33 pm
The Calder in Padiham nearly burst its banks late on Saturday afternoon

Fortunately, homes and businesses escaped damage this weekend, but these images show just how close the storm came to causing more serious issues.

Another view of the bridge
Police had to close this bridge on Saturday leading from Grindleton to Chatburn
Residents and firefighters helping out at Barrow School which was nearly flooded on Saturday
The heavy rain caused this huge swell in the river on Saturday afternoon