VIDEO - High winds batter Bassetlaw

Bassetlaw has not escaped the gale force winds which continue to hit the country today (Thursday 5th December).

Bassetlaw Council has closed all its parks and cemeteries until further notice.

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Notts County Council has received numerous reports about fallen trees across the region and motorists are being advised to travel only if necessary.

By 2.30pm the council had received 98 reports of fallen trees and branches on roads and footpaths across the county.

Church Lane in West Drayton is currently blocked at the Old London Road junction, because of a fallen tree.

Other have been reported on Gateford Road, Forest Walk and Thackeray Close in Worksop, on Great North Road in Ranskill and in Clayworth.

Rufford Abbey Country Park closed to the public at lunchtime due to the high winds. Park rangers have patrolled the grounds and a number of trees need to be cleared.

A few trees have come down in the winds at Sherwood Forest National Nature Reserve this morning, but these are not close to the visitor centre or the car parks, and unless the weather further deteriorates this afternoon it will remain open.

Linda Hardy, visitor services manager, at Rufford Country Park, said: “We have assessed the situation and in the interests of public safety have made a decision to close the park this afternoon while the worst of the storms are forecast, so that we can re-open again in the morning and prepare in advance for the Aurora Illuminations display which is due to start tomorrow evening.”

The A60 Worksop Road in Tickhill is closed and queueing traffic in both directions at the A631 Rotherham Road junction, because of a serious accident involving lorry and a car.

To report fallen trees contact Notts County Council’s customer service centre on 0300 5008080.

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