Rain causes closure of Colne superstore

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Torrential rain has resulted in the temporary closure of a Colne supermarket.

The Asda store in Colne was flooded after the incident which happened at around 7-50 p.m. last night. It is thought the intensity of the rainfall and sheer weight of water caused the leak.

Staff at the Corporation Street supermarket evacuated shoppers from the store immediately and it remained closed over 12 hours later at around 8-30 a.m. today though it is expected to re-open at some stage this morning.

A spokesman for Asda said: “Heavy rainfall caused the roof of our Colne store to leak last night. In the interests of our customers we decided to close the store whilst we fixed the problem.

“Teams worked through the night to mop up and get the store ship shape in time for opening this morning.”

Rain also affected proceedings at Pendle Council’s Colne Committee meeting last night at around the same time when water began to leak through the roof of the Town Hall on Albert Road and into the Council Chamber.