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Homes evacuated after heavy rain causes flooding in Lancashire and Cumbria

Flood warnings are still in place in parts of Lancashire and Cumbria after heavy rain caused flooding.

The region was hit by downpours on Wednesday, with a number of roads closed as a result.

More than 70 people were rescued in Lancashire, the fire service said it received more than 400 flood related calls.

Halton Road near Lancaster Credit: Twitter/@LancsRoadPolice

In Cumbria, the River Kent in Kendal burst its banks and caused huge disruption on the roads overnight. Police warned drivers to avoid flooded roads.

A message on the Twitter account for Kendal and Lakes Police said: "We have received a number of calls regarding vehicles going through flood water and getting stranded! "The message is clear, if it looks too deep, it probably is and find an alternative route. Its not pleasant for us to push you out the water!"

Proctor Moss Road in Galgate Credit: Twitter/@LancsRoadPolice

A Cumbria Police spokesman said: "Drivers are asked to take care, slow down and not attempt to drive through flooded roads."

Fire crews were called to drain water from six properties on Winderbrowe Avenue in Keswick after flooding.

More than 20 schools in the area closed as a result of the floods on Wednesday.

The Met Office issued yellow warnings of wind and rain for the area until Thursday morning.