Flood alerts have been issued in Barnoldswick as a result of heavy rainfall.

The Environment Agency has warned that low-lying land and roads are at risk of flooding as river levels have risen overnight and during today.

Alerts have been issued for Earby Beck and New Cut from Kelbrook to Broughton and Glusburn Beck in Cross Hills and Sutton-in-Craven.

People have been asked to avoid using low lying footpaths near local rivers, brooks, or streams.

The Environment Agency said: “River levels have risen as a result of persistent heavy rainfall overnight and through today.

“Flooding of properties is not forecast at this point, however there may be surface water issues locally.

“Further rainfall is forecast throughout the day but is expected to die away overnight.

“We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are checking defences and clearing weed screens. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses.”