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Stormy weather hits South Holland

Branches brought down by strong winds onto the A151 between Spalding and Weston.

Branches brought down by strong winds onto the A151 between Spalding and Weston.

Strong winds and driving rain caused problems across South Holland, but not on the scale seen in other parts of the UK.

The most dramatic incident happened on the A151 Holbeach Road between Spalding and Weston today when winds brought down branches onto the road.

At one stage, police thought a car had been damaged in the freak incident reported to them at about 2pm.

But there were no injuries or damage, although the branches did block the road for a short while before being cleared away.

There are also reports of a tree falling onto a car in Marriotts Gate, Lutton, trees down in Crowland and Holbeach, as well as power cables having come down in Quadring and Bicker, near Donington.

Meanwhile, South Holland is set for more showers and wind over the next few days and gusts could reach speeds of up to 50mph.

The Met Office has issued a yellow warning for the area meaning sporting events and transport may be delayed, disrupted or cancelled.

However, South Holland is expected to fare better than other parts of the country where gusts as high as 90mph are possible in western areas, bringing down trees and disrupting both power and travel networks.

A Met Office spokesman said: “With more rain on the way and very strong winds, it’s likely that we will see more impacts over the next few days.”

 

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