Storm Ciara causes havoc on roads in Peterborough and Cambridgeshire as football stand collapses
Storm Ciara is causing havoc on the roads in and around Peterborough.
Bridgehill Road in Newborough is reportedly closed after a tree fell on power lines, while the road between Holme and Yaxley is closed due to a tree on the road.
Meanwhile, Churchill Road (A1101) in Wisbech is currently blocked heading towards the town centre and is likely to be for a number of hours due to a fallen tree.
Gull Road in Guyhirn is also blocked for the same reason.
The A1 was also blocked near Wittering but that has been resolved.
Cambridgeshire police tweeted: “Officers are currently dealing with an abnormally high number of calls regarding highways issues (downed trees & debris) on numerous roads across the county due to #StormCiara. Please only call #999 for an emergency, for everything else its #101.”
Elsewhere, non-league side Wisbech Town were a victim of the winds despite not having a game scheduled as a stand at their Fenland Stadium collapsed.
The club shared a video of the damage at the ground which had hosted a Northern Premier League Division One South East clash with Carlton Town on Saturday.
Spencer Larham, secretary of the club, told PA: “It’s been there 10 years - since the stadium was built - and has survived stronger winds than this but it was the direction which did the damage.
“I’ve spoken to our chairman Paul Brenchley and he says we’re looking at £20,000 minimum to remove and replace that stand.”
Mr Larham added that the identical stand at the other end of the pitch is “completely undamaged”.