RESIDENTS of a parkside road raised fears of flooding from blocked drains seeping into their homes and causing dangerously icy driving conditions.

Householders in Park Lane raised their concerns with Oswaldtwistle County Councillor Cllr Peter Britcliffe.

He said: "They were worried at blocked drains and gullies which was causing flooding across the carriageway.

"The residents feared it could have got into their homes or cause dangerously icy conditions on the road in the current cold weather.

"The drains were blocked with leaves and soil which appears to have run off from work being done on the adjoining Rhyddings Park."

Cllr Britcliffe contacted Lancashire County Council to clear the gullies and drains.

He also asked Hyndburn Borough Council to examine wider drainage issues at Rhyddings Park.

A spokesman for Lancashire County Council said: "We have inspected the highway drains on Park Lane and found that a number of them have become blocked.

"We will arrange for them to be cleared as a priority. Our highways inspector has made a note to carry out observations in this area when we get heavy rain to identify if there is an issue with rainwater runoff onto the road from the park."

Council Leader, Cllr Miles Parkinson, said; "We have recently taken steps to alleviate this problem and arranged for drains on the to the path parallel to Park Lane to be emptied and flushed through.

"We're liaising with Lancashire County Council to address the issue of drainage."

County Cllr Britcliffe said: "I am glad both councils have acted so promptly.

"The residents were quite concerned."