Gales batter Doncaster - send us your pictures

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WILD winds up to 70 mph have battered Doncaster overnight - causing havoc for residents.

Gusts blew over a telegraph pole in Armthorpe Lane, Barnby Dun, and blocked half of the carriageway. The road remained closed this morning.

Fallen trees were also reported in Scawthorpe Avenue, Scawthorpe, where one fell onto a car shortly after 8pm last night, and into the road in Cantley Lane, Bessacarr.

A spokesman for the fire service said nobody was injured in either incident.

Council staff were called out to Markham Court in Conisbrough around 12.15am after reports of a trampoline blowing about a community garden.

Slates also covered shopping streets in Doncaster town centre this morning after they were blown from nearby roofs.

The Met Office expects wind speeds to die down throughout Thursday.

The Environment Agency issued a flood alert for the River Don and Ea Beck on Wednesday night. The alert, which warns residents to be prepared for flooding, has now been lifted.

There has been no reported problems in the area on the trains.

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