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East Lancashire battered by strong winds

Lancashire Telegraph: HOLD ON TIGHT Alistair Culshaw from Chiquito, Blackburn, holds on to his Mexican sombrero with Anita Cannon, of Burnley HOLD ON TIGHT Alistair Culshaw from Chiquito, Blackburn, holds on to his Mexican sombrero with Anita Cannon, of Burnley

EAST Lancashire is set to be hit by more strong winds and rain for the next couple of days after taking a battering today.

Winds will ease from today's highs of up to 50mph but rain is here to stay all week, according to the Met Office.

Today the winds caused a series of problems across the area.

At the top of Preston New Road and Saunders Road in Blackburn, a tree was ripped out of the ground.

The 20ft tree in the front yard of a house crashed into a nearby wall blocking the pavement.

In Whalley, highways engineers had to close off Portfield Lane near the junction with Accrington Road to carry out repair work after parts of the hedge subsided into the road.

A spokesperson for Lancashire County Council Highways department, said: "I think some rabbits have been tunnelling underneath which has weakened the ground and then the bad weather with the wind and rain has caused it to collapse into the road."

A footpath leading to the Morrisons supermarket in Railway Road, Blackburn, had to be cordoned off after the lantern on a lamppost was blown loose.

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5:04pm Mon 7 Feb 11

makaveli96 says...

Some guy on Row W at Wigan on Saturday had major wind problems!
Some guy on Row W at Wigan on Saturday had major wind problems! makaveli96
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6:24pm Mon 7 Feb 11

burner says...

er . . . . excuse me , LT, but have you SEEN the weather forecast?
er . . . . excuse me , LT, but have you SEEN the weather forecast? burner
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6:39pm Mon 7 Feb 11

happycyclist says...

What's the photograph all about?
What's the photograph all about? happycyclist
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9:24pm Mon 7 Feb 11

Michael@ClitheroeSince58 says...

I think some rabbits have been tunnelling underneath which has weakened the ground and then the bad weather with the wind and rain has caused it to collapse into the road. Ohh man!!!!!!
I think some rabbits have been tunnelling underneath which has weakened the ground and then the bad weather with the wind and rain has caused it to collapse into the road. Ohh man!!!!!! Michael@ClitheroeSince58
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8:57am Tue 8 Feb 11

happycyclist says...

Well it's a nice calm morning in Darwen.
Well it's a nice calm morning in Darwen. happycyclist
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