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Fallen trees as Storm Ali reaches Preston

Posted on - 19th September, 2018 - 2:58pm | Author - | Posted in - Ashton-on-Ribble, Preston News, Preston weather
The scene in Bray Street Pic: Tony Worrall
The scene in Bray Street Pic: Tony Worrall

Preston is seeing the stirrings of Storm Ali as it sweeps through.

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Trees have fallen in Ashton-on-Ribble and gusts of more than 50mph are being reported.

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The Met Office doesn’t currently have any weather warnings in place for Preston and South Ribble.

Bray Street, off Water Lane, is blocked by the fallen tree.

Trees have also come down in Ashton Park on the Blackpool Road side.

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A fallen tree in Ashton Park Pic: Sonia Bashir
A fallen tree in Ashton Park Pic: Sonia Bashir

Strong winds of more than 40mph are expected up until around 8pm on Wednesday (19 September).

Read more: Blackpool Road roadworks to fix sewer taking longer than expected

Drivers are being advised to take additional care during the evening rush hour.

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