Strong winds of up to 40mph have caused problems across Lincoln and the county on Thursday, December 5.
Lincoln Castle did not open until 5pm for the Lincoln Christmas Market, some five hours after the event started. This was due to high winds and the scaffolding on the walls posing a danger to people attending the market.
In the city centre, an advertising board was damaged by the wind and blocked the road. No one was injured and the panel was later removed.
In the Ermine, Woodhall Drive was temporarily closed as part of the roof of the Lincolnsire Co-op building was blown over by the wind. Police and emergency services attended to clear the scene. Initial reports indicate no-one was injured.
Meanwhile, Hykeham Road was closed at the junction with Newark Road due to a fallen tree on a car. Emergency services attended and no-one was seriously injured.
Near The Forum in North Hykeham, a large tree has fallen over from strong winds and blocked the road.
On Foss Bank, strong winds also blew over a brick fence.
Lincolnshire Police said since 11.30am, 150 incidents or hazards on the roads have been reported. Around two thirds were fallen trees due to the winds, while the rest were structural damage and power cables down.
Since 11.30am 150 incidents of hazards on the roads…around 75% trees down…rest are structural damage and power cables down
— James Newall (@James_Newall) December 5, 2013
A weeping willow was pulled over by the wind on the river footpath near Firth Road.
A number of trains between Lincoln Central and Doncaster have also been suspended due to wind damage at the Doncaster station.