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Olympic torch route hit with heavy rains

55 miles in England beset with rain as Olympic torch passes

KENDAL, England | June 22, 2012

Heavy rains have been falling on the Olympic torch relay route in England, with officials warning of potential flooding.

The route between Kendal and Blackpool, a distance of about 55 miles, is being beset with heavy rains, and the Environment Agency said teams have been dispatched to inspect flood defenses and clear river blockages in an attempt to reduce the risk of catastrophe, Sky News reported Friday.

The Met Office said an amber weather warning is in effect, meaning there is a potential for localized flooding in Cumbria, Lancashire and the Manchester area.

Sky News said the rains are expected to clear up Saturday in the southeastern part of England and become much lighter in the northwest.

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