delays after 65mph winds blow roof off lorry near Burnham-On-Sea
force winds swept through the Burnham-On-Sea area on Tuesday,
blowing the roof off this lorry on the M5 motorway and causing
65mph winds took the roof off this Co-Op lorry on the northbound
carriageway between junction 22 at Burnham and junction 23 at
lanes were closed while police and the Highways Agency were on
scene, causing delays of around 30 minutes for traffic heading
northbound," police spokeswoman Cath Foster told Burnham-On-Sea.com.
added that no-one had been hurt in the incident, which happened
at around 11.15am during the height of the winds.
several trees and branches were blown down in the storms and several
lights were damaged in Burnham town centre. The heavy rain left
slippery driving conditions.
Met Office today issued a severe weather warning for the whole
of the Westcountry from 3am to 6pm on Tuesday. The weather warning,
the lowest of three on the Met Office system, urges people to
'be aware' with travel disruption likely.