Storm Eunice: high winds block road in Sleaford due to building collapse

Emergency services and engineers were called to the scene at Holdingham last night (Friday) after high winds caused part of a disused building to collapse

Part of the roof and wall of a disused building on Lincoln Road, Holdingham, has collapsed due to the high winds.
Part of the roof and wall of a disused building on Lincoln Road, Holdingham, has collapsed due to the high winds.

Lincoln Road had to be closed for safety reasons just after 6pm as pieces of masonry were falling into the path and road.

A Lincolnshire Police spokesman said initially: "A team from Lincolnshire County Council is in attendance and pulling it down safely. Nobody has been injured in the incident."

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Work has continued to assess and make repairs to the building this morning as winds die down.

Fallen branches in Boston Road recreation ground. Sleaford Town Council has asked the public to avoid them.

The road was closed from the Holdingham Roundabout to McDonald's while the site was made safe, reopening by 6.46pm.

Sleaford Town Council issued a messaged yesterday to the public to avoid the trees on their recreation grounds while the stormy weather continues.

They stated: "We have had a serious tree failure at Boston Road and there could well be more over the next few days. We will deal with the fallen trees as soon as we can.

"Do not climb or play on the fallen tree branches. Avoid the area altogether. Thank you for your understanding."

A major tree failure on Boston Road recreation ground in Sleaford.