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Fallen tree shuts rural road near Preston

Posted on - 8th December, 2018 - 7:30am | Author - | Posted in - Preston News, Preston weather, Roads, Transport
Police on the scene in St Michael's on the Wyre Pic: LancsRoadPolice
Police on the scene in St Michael’s on the Wyre Pic: LancsRoadPolice

A rural road on the outskirts of Preston has been shut as strong winds lash the city.

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Lancashire Police have closed Garstang Road (A586) at St Michael’s on the Wyre.

The road is closed between the Grapes pub and the Avenue Churchtown.

It’s due to a fallen tree.

A diversion route is in place into Hall Lane for traffic heading towards Churchtown.

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Gusts of 40 mph are being experienced overnight with rain expected throughout Saturday (8 December).

The weather is expected to stay wet and windy throughout Saturday before a calmer Sunday.

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