Strong winds topple trees onto roads

The tree on Amounderness Way
The tree on Amounderness Way
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Strong winds toppled two trees onto roads last night.

Police were called at around midnight after a tree came down outside The Squirrel Pub on Bispham Road, Bispham, blocking both lanes.

A spokesman said: “Highways were contacted to have the tree removed. Blackpool Council also attended, and the tree was moved to the side of the road at around 2am. It will be removed this morning.”

Another tree partially blocked the left hand lane of Amounderness Way in Cleveleys at around 10.20pm. Highways were called and the obstruction was cleared.