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Seven cars dragged from flood on road in Garstang

Written by on January 20, 2021

Police are urging drivers in Lancashire to act responsibly after revealing emergency services have had to drag ‘at least’ seven cars out of flood water down one county road.

Longmoor Lane at Nateby, near Garstang, has been closed to traffic for most of today (January 20) due to flooding brought on by Storm Christoph.

Two weather warnings for rain are in place across Lancashire, with flooding and a ‘danger to life’ threat issued until 6am on Thursday.

But it seems the message is not getting through to everyone who is out and about.

At Longmoor Lane, police said ‘lots of drivers think they’re driving boats’ by braving such flooded areas.

They are warning motorists to only drive through if behind the wheel of a HGV, tractor, or a 4×4.

Sharing images of the flood water to social media, police drew attention to silver Mercedes which had tried its luck and failed.

It needed a recovery truck to come and rescue the vehicle from the scene, with the damage unknown at this stage.



Emergency services in Longmoor Lane at Nateby

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A spokesperson from Lancashire Road Police said: “Longmoor Lane at Nateby, near Garstang, is closed at the moment as lots of drivers keep thinking they’re driving boats!

“At least six have been stuck so far and a Mercedes has now just got stuck! Oops!

“Passable if in HGV/tractors, 4×4 (no X5’s!).”

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