Strong winds are bringing a very icy chill to Preston and South Ribble during Thursday evening and causing travel disruption.Advertisement
Brownedge Road, in Bamber Bridge, was closed by emergency services due to a fallen tree.
The incident shortly after 5pm on Thursday (1 March) saw the road blocked in both directions between London Way and Brampton Drive.
Drivers were queued up, and bus services delayed, while South Ribble Police worked with crews to clear the tree from the road.
Gusts of up to 50mph are combining with temperatures of below freezing to bring a feels like temperature of minus 10.
Another tree is understood to have fallen in Penwortham – on Golden Way.
@blogpreston reports of a large tree down on Penwortham bypass heading out of town just over the river near the lay-by. Police on the scene
— Neil Bontoft (@neilbontoft) March 1, 2018
Another tree fell during Thursday afternoon in Middleforth Green.
Read more: Hour-by-hour forecast for Preston and snow warnings
A fire engine from Fulwood attended a tree which had fallen onto a car in Garstang Road, Barton.
During the incident, around 8pm, firefighters used hand saws to remove the tree and make the area safe. No one was hurt.
A snow warning remains in force, due to the Beast from the East and soon to arrive Storm Emma, until Saturday (3 March) evening.