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Lancashire floods: 70 people and 20 horses rescued

Lancashire floods: 70 people and 20 horses rescued

The main route through Galgate has been shut by flooding
More than 70 people and 20 horses had to be rescued from floods in Lancashire overnight.Emergency services in the county received about 500 calls with Lancaster and Galgate the worst affected places. Two lanes on the M6 motorway southbound have been shut between junctions 35 and 36 and the A6 at Galgate is closed in both directions.There are currently nine flood warnings and 12 flood alerts in place across Lancashire.
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Rail lines that were shut between Preston and Lancaster have reopened, according to Virgin Trains, but services are running at reduced speed on all lines.
"It was bucket versus river and the river won," says Maggie Wild
People had to abandon their cars were abandoned and homes were flooded when the River Conder in Galgate burst its banks on Wednesday evening. Resident Maggie Wild, whose cellar was flooded, said: "[I] came home and thought it is pretty high and it is still going to rain all night so I better start moving stuff out of the way. "It just came in faster and faster... and there came a point when we were bucketing it out and we had pumps going on it.
The River Conder in Galgate burst its banks
She said: "It was bucket versus river and the river won."She added her cooker, washer, dishwasher boiler were "all gone".
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