Horncastle avoids storms that battered Britain

Weather - Flooding on Newbold Road causes traffic problems today (Monday).
Weather - Flooding on Newbold Road causes traffic problems today (Monday).
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The Horncastle area appeared to have avoided the worst of the storms that battered much of Britain overnight and earlier this morning (Tuesday).

There were reports of some accidents in Lincolnshire and several trees had been blown over by strong winds.

However, according to police, there were no incidents locally as strong winds and heavy rain avoided the area.

Police did warn about the dangers of standing water on some rural roads and urged motorists to slow down.

There was a three vehicle accident on the A52 at Croft Bank, Skegness earlier this morning with emergency vehicles quickly on the scene.

Trees blew down at Ashby Cum Fenby, Blyborough, Grantham and Spalding while debris on the road was a problem in other areas.

Encouragingly, the weather forecast for the rest of the day suggested wind speeds would not top 20mph.

The forecast for overnight tonight is for winds of up to 20mph with the temperature expected to drop no lower than two degrees.

There will be no white Christmas either with Christmas Day set to be cloudy with sunny intervals and temperatures ranging from two to five degrees.