Preston cleans up after ‘Wild Wednesday’ storm

Posted on - 13th February, 2014 - 11:19pm | Author - | Posted in - Photos, Preston News, Preston weather

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Preston cleans up after the most violent storm to sweep across the city for many years.

Luckily, there were no reports of anyone suffering any injuries as a direct result of the bad weather.

Wheelie bins, tree branches and debris were strewn around by the gales. Damage to fencing and rooftops following yesterday’s storm was reported across the city. with more stormy weather forecast for this Friday and Saturday.

Across Lancashire, the storms left one man dead. Trains on the West Coast line from Preston were either cancelled or stranded as gale force winds stopped trains in their tracks. Trucks on nearby motorways were blown over closing some transport links.

Below are pictures of a huge tree branch downed by the wind and blocking a path in Avenham Park.

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On Moor Lane large advertising hoardings blew inside out, and across the road.

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Tree down blocking a path on Fylde Road.


Another tree uprooted by the wind in Avenham Park.

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Blanche Street in Ashton-on-Ribble was blocked by a fallen tree after the storm.

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Another huge branch torn down by high winds on Avenham Walk in the city.


Did the gales affect you? If you have any pictures of storm damage why not share them on the Preston Flickr Group

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