'Beast from East' and Storm Emma cause disruption on Valley roads

Strong winds and freezing weather conditions have caused school closures, motorists stranded and major incidents in the rural borough.

Crews cut down the tree, which was hanging onto a main road
Crews cut down the tree, which was hanging onto a main road

Early this morning, fire crews from Clitheroe helped move a car stuck in a "dangerous position" and cut down a tree precariously hanging onto a main road due to the strong winds.

A spokesman for Clitheroe Fire and Rescue tweeted: "A couple of early weather related incidents this morning. Reports of a car stuck in a dangerous position and a tree precariously hanging onto a main road."

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Firefighters move car which was parked in a dangerous position
Firefighters move car which was parked in a dangerous position