RESIDENTS are being warned about flooding in Chorley today.

The Flood Information Service posted on the Government website about the latest on the area.

A spokesman said: "River levels are forecast to rise at the River Yarrow at Croston as a result of persistent heavy rainfall.

"Consequently, flooding of property, roads and farmland is possible between noon and 2pm today.

"Flooding is affecting low lying land and roads in Whittle-le-Woods, Clayton-le-Woods, Bamber Bridge, Lostock Hall, Farrington, Leyland, Chorley, Eccleston and Croston.

"High river levels are possible on the Rivers Lostock and Yarrow and their tributaries and other smaller watercourses including Carr Brook, Bannister Brook, River Chor and Syd Brook.

"We expect river levels to peak at 2pm on March 12. We are closely monitoring the situation and pumps will be deployed. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses."