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  1. 'We must be vigilant'

    BBC Breakfast

    The Environment Agency says people should sign up for flood updates or use its website to make sure they can keep safe.

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    Severe accident: M65 Lancashire westbound

    BBC News Travel

    M65 Lancashire westbound severe accident, from J12 for A682 Churchill Close to J11 for B6434 Princess Way.

    M65 Lancashire - One lane closed and it's slow on M65 westbound from J12, A682 (Brierfield) to J11, B6434 (Burnley Centre), because of an accident.

    To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

  3. Rail passengers advised not to travel

    Rail operator Northern has advised passengers not to travel on many of its routes in the North West "due to increasingly poor conditions following torrential rain across the region".

    The firm said routes covering "north of Manchester, Lancashire and Cumbria" were affected and a number had "experienced issues with flooding and... seen closures and significant disruption".

    A spokesman said Northern had worked "alongside Network Rail throughout the night to prepare as many rail services as possible to resume on Thursday, [but] despite this hard work, flooding is persisting, and it has become increasingly difficult to operate a reliable service".

    Regional director Chris Jackson added:

    Quote Message: We have worked for the last few days, in conjunction with colleagues from across the industry, to keep our services operating and, where possible, supported those services with replacement buses when the flooding meant running trains was impossible.
    Quote Message: Unfortunately, we have had to make the difficult to advise our customers that they should not travel before 12:00 on Thursday across many of our North West routes.
    Quote Message: The situation is constantly changing so I urge anyone who needs to make essential journeys over the next few days to allow extra time for travel and to check carefully before setting off.
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    Severe accident: A682 Lancashire both ways

    BBC News Travel

    A682 Lancashire both ways severe accident, from A6114 Casterton Avenue to Peart Street.

    A682 Lancashire - A682 Colne Road in Burnley closed in both directions from the A6114 Casterton Avenue junction to the Peart Street junction, because of an accident.

    To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time