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Road closed overnight near Grantham due to fallen tree

This fallen tree led to long delays to trains heading north of Grantham
This fallen tree led to long delays to trains heading north of Grantham

Barkston Heath Lane near Grantham will be closed overnight tonight between Barkston and the High Dyke due to an unsafe fallen tree across the road.

The road will reopen once the tree is removed tomorrow.

Storm Barney swept through the area on Tuesday night, knocking down trees which led to rail services being disrupted. Virgin Trains East Coast said their services between Grantham and Peterborough were delayed after a tree fell on the track, while another became tangled in the overhead wires near Newark North Gate, resulting in cancellations and delays of up to two hours for those travelling between Grantham and Doncaster on Wednesday. Lincolnshire Police say they received 65 reports of trees down across the county, but there were fortunately no injuries.

Damage to fencing, gates and shop signs was also reported. Trent Road resident Magdalena Gudz tweeted photos of a tree that fell over into her neighbour’s garden, pictured above. She said: “I am just glad my house hasn’t been damaged, but my neighbour’s fence and all of their front garden is covered by that tree.” The storm was felt across the country, with the highest winds of 83mph recorded in coastal areas of North Wales.


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