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Tree blocks busy road after blowing over during Preston storm

Posted on - 27th July, 2017 - 12:28am | Author - | Posted in - News, Penwortham, Roads, Transport, Weather
The tree blocked Leyland Road in Penwortham. Credit: Pristine Car Wash

A tree blew over and blocked a busy road in the storm that hit Preston last night (July 26).

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The tree fell into Leyland Road, Penwortham near Pristine Car Wash & Valeting Centre at around 9.41pm.

The post that included the pictures indicates that the tree narrowly missed several cars as it landed in the road. It also suggests that members of the public were working together to try and clear the fallen tree.

No weather warnings were issued by the Met Office in the build-up to the storms that saw lightning splash across the Lancashire sky.

Stephen Melling catches the storm in Preston

How does the weather look for the rest of the week and the weekend?

Thursday (27 July) is going to be sunshine and showers throughout the day – with a few brief interludes. Temperatures will reach 18 degrees by late afternoon.

Friday starts decent with sunshine through until lunchtime – before the rain arrives and we’re in for a damp evening.

More: Storm lights up Preston night sky

Saturday is shaping up to be the best day of the weekend, with sunshine for most of the day – although late morning may see the odd shower however. Temperatures at 18 degrees.

Sunday we’re back to sunshine and showers but temperatures will be slightly higher.

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