Garstang Road closed both ways after tree comes down in high winds

Posted on - 24th January, 2024 - 7:04am | Author - | Posted in - Broughton, Preston Locations, Preston News, Roads, Transport
Road blocked at Garstang Road. Pic: Submitted
Road blocked at Garstang Road. Pic: Submitted

A tree is blocking a key road in both directions having been brought down in high winds due to Storm Jocelyn overnight.


Garstang Road has been closed from outside the Marriott Hotel to James Tower Way since just after midnight this morning (January 24).

Police said at the time that high winds meant they were unable to clear the tree. As of 7am this morning, the tree is still blocking the way and likely to cause issues on the road network this morning.

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The weather warning for wind in Preston remains in place until 1pm.


A spokesperson for police said: “Good Morning, we are currently dealing with a road closure on Garstang Road outside Ambulance HQ due to a fallen tree.

“We have had to close the road from outside the Marriott to James Towers Way. At the moment it is not safe to clear the tree due to the weather. Please avoid the area.”

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