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Storms continue to wreak havoc

The tree blown down on Oxcliffe Road. Picture by Margaret Pattinson.

The tree blown down on Oxcliffe Road. Picture by Margaret Pattinson.

The Lancaster district was still being battered by high winds this week.

The Met Office issued an amber weather warning for the North West of England as gusts of up to 70mph hit the Lancaster and Morecambe area. Damage was caused to homes and trees were blown over on Oxcliffe Road, Morecambe Road and on the cycle track.

Ferry services to the Isle of Man were also disrupted at Heysham Port and the Ashton Memorial viewing balconies were closed because of high winds at Williamson Park, Lancaster.

The 2.15pm Steam Packet service on Friday was cancelled altogether and other services under review. Stena Line and Seatruck ferries ran as normal.

A spokesman for Morecambe Fire Station said on Friday they “miraculously” had no call-outs for gale-related incidents.

The winds were due to die down with brighter weather forecast as the Guardian went to press. An amber warning is the second most severe issued by the Met Office.

This was the latest in a series of bouts of severe weather to hit the Lancaster and Morecambe district in recent months. Cars were left floating in water as waves crashed over the seafront during a storm in early December.

 

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