Winds cause havoc for Lincolnshire residents

Workers cut up a fallen tree in Sunningdale Drive, Skegness. Photo by John Crossland.

Workers cut up a fallen tree in Sunningdale Drive, Skegness. Photo by John Crossland.

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DAMAGING gale force winds played havoc in the county overnight.

Over 40 trees were brought down across the county as wind speeds reached over 70mph.

In Sleaford a house had its roof blown off by the force of the wind, while over in Belton a cyclist sustained minor injuries after a branch struck him. No other injuries were reported in the county.

Closer to home, police reported that several trees had come down in and around Skegness, and one house in Trafalgar Avenue had a window blown in.

Over in Willoughby a large horse shelter was blown onto Alford Road at around 11.15pm.

The shelter, which police said was more than 10 metres across was swept onto the Alford Road, although the road itself was never blocked.

“There was some concern that it might cause a hazard,” said a spokesperson for the force. “It was never actually blocking the road and the owner made his own arrangements to remove it.”

- Do you have any reports or photos of wind damage in your area? If so, we’d love to hear from you. Call the newsdesk on 01754 897 120 or email philip.murray@jpress.co.uk.