High winds disrupts travel

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MOTORISTS are being warned to take care on the region’s roads because of high winds and driving rain.

Some roads have already been blocked or partially blocked by flooding and fallen trees, including the B5035 at Whatstandwell. Both carriageways were blocked after gusts pulled down a tree. Police had been forced to intervene and redirect traffic.

Trees had also come down and blocked carriageways on the A608 Mansfield Road in Heanor and the A5012 Via Gellia Road in Bonsall, although they have since been cleared.

Other areas include the A628 Woodhead Pass in South Yorkshire between Flouch roundabout in Langsett and Gun Inn Traffic Lights in Glossop where a lorry has overturned and continued to block the road.

Marston Lane in Hilton has re-opened in both directions between the Derby Road junction and the Marston On Dove junction, because of an earlier fallen tree.

The A52 Derby Road westbound Bramcote Island and Bardills Island also had queued traffic earlier due to a partial blockage of the road caused by an accident and flooding, but has since been cleared.

Highways teams from Derbyshire County Council have been out across the county throughout the night dealing with problems on the roads caused by high winds.

Staff are currently dealing with fallen trees on:

* Robin Hood Road, Whatstandwell

* Furlong Lane, Hognaston

* Main Street, Rowsley

* Coton Road, Walton-on-Trent

* Longway Bank, Whatstandwell

* Ash Lane, Etwall

* Back Lane, Wessington

* A620 Ashford in the Water

* A6 Buxton, near Morrisons

* A517 Hulland Ward near Belper

* Church Street, Church Gresley

* Main Street between Linton and Coalville

* Portland Avenue, Bolsover

* Cross on’th hands, Turnditch

Spot a problem on one of Derbyshire’s roads? Report it online at www.derbyshire.gov.uk/reportit, email call.centre@derbyshire.gov.uk or call 08456 058 058 or 01629 533190.