UPDATE: A17 and B1188 reopened following overturned lorries in Storm Doris.


Storm Doris is continuing to cause disruption on roads in the Sleaford area.

The A17 has now re-opened following overturned vehicles at Kirkby La Thorpe and Swineshead and the B1188 at Ruskington is now clear.

A fallen tree at Leasingham blown down by Storm Doris and photographed by motorist Vicki Parker. EMN-170224-102423001

A fallen tree at Leasingham blown down by Storm Doris and photographed by motorist Vicki Parker. EMN-170224-102423001

According to social media reports, a tractor had overturned close to the turn off for Kirkby La Thorpe on the A17, blocking the road.

A lorry had overturned on the A17 at Swineshead and people were warned to avoid the area.

A lorry load of straw was said to have been blown over near Speedway Corner roundabout, near Ruskington on the B1188 making the road ‘inaccessible.’ This has now been cleared.

Social media reports also suggest there is a tree blocking the road just past Howell to Heckington.

There were also trees blocking the road into Leasingham off the A15 and the A15 was blocked at Folkingham but was cleared with the help of local farmers. Another fallen tree partially blocked the road past Sleaford Golf Club at Greylees and another large tree crashed down onto the communal green area beside the Bandstand at Greylees.

Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue Service reported their control room was extremely busy and the emergency planning control room has had to deal with at least 300 incidents countywide of trees down across roads, minor damage to walls and power lines down.

They are advising people out and about if they notice an obstruction to the road such as a fallen tree, call Lincolnshire Police on 101. If you are without electricity or see power lines or substations damaged due to the high winds from Storm Doris, call 105, rather than 999. http://www.powercut105.com

If power cables are down - stay away, the fire service warns. Do not touch items touching power lines. High voltages kill.

East Midlands Ambulance Service say they are currently experiencing a high volume of 999 calls due to the impact of Storm Doris. They are asking people to only call 999 in an emergency.

* Boston Borough Council advised people with dustbin collections today to take them in off the streets as soon as possible to avoid the empty bins being blown around by the storm. North Kesteven District Council binmen were said by the authority to be laying the bins down after emptying them to avoid them toppling over into streets.

Train services between Sleaford and Lincoln were said to be still affected after a tree blew over onto the line outside Ruskington earlier today.