LAMMA show closed in Peterborough due to wind damage

The large farming show LAMMMA at the East of England Arena has been closed due to wind damage.

Thursday, 18th January 2018, 10:19 am
Updated Thursday, 18th January 2018, 10:22 am
LAMMA  agricultural and machinery show 2018 at the Arena East of England Showground EMN-180116-173029009
LAMMA agricultural and machinery show 2018 at the Arena East of England Showground EMN-180116-173029009

The show, which attracts thousands of visitors from across the country, will not re-open after the damage.

A spokesman for LAMMA said: “Regrettably, due to the extreme winds last night and this morning has caused serious damage to stands and structures. “For safety reasons we therefore regret to announce that LAMMA will NOT be open to visitors today. We are sorry for the inconvenience caused The show is in its final day in Peterborough, having opened to the public yesterday.”

The number of people attending the show causes traffic problems across the city, and there have been delays on the A1 and roads around the arena throughout the week.

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The high winds have also caused traffic problems across the city and region this morning.