Stormy weather causes damage

A trampoline uprooted in Preston due to severe weather conditions

A trampoline uprooted in Preston due to severe weather conditions

Electricity was knocked out in around 3,500 homes in the Lancashire and Cumbria overnight when gale force winds battered the region.

Trees, such as this one in Birchwood Avenue, Hutton, Preston, were felled and even a trampoline was uprooted onto a nearby house on Longridge Road, Grimsargh as the Met Office issued a severe weather warning for today and overnight.

Reader, Stephen Melling said: “A gust of wind tore our 14ft trampoline from its moorings, threw it over our garden, cleared the neighbour’s garden and deposited it 20ft high on the roof of next door but one, where it hangs upside down lodged in the tiles.

“It really is an shocking sight but by the grace of God and good fortune no one was hurt.”

A yellow warning for ice has been issued by the Met Office, urging people to be aware.

A spokesperson said: “A narrow band of heavy rain is expected to cross parts of England and Wales later on Thursday afternoon and into the evening.

“This has potential to turn to snow, primarily, but not exclusively, on high ground and with skies then clearing, this leads to a risk of ice on untreated surfaces.

“The public should be aware of the potential for some localised disruption to transport.”




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