DRIVERS in Hapton were caught up in delays today as heavy rainfall flooded a main road.

Water washing off fields close to Burnley Road caused it to become badly waterlogged, but it remained passable at slow speeds.

Keith Thompson, Lancashire County Council principal highways engineer, has apologised.

He said: “There was some flooding of the road surface as a result of water washing off the fields, which are now saturated following the recent prolonged rainfall.

“Debris from the fields and leaf litter had blocked the highway gullies but our crews attended quickly to clear them once alerted to the problem and the road is now clear.”