Chesterfield road blocked after tree blown down in gales

Motorists have been warned to avoid Works Road between Barrow Hill and Hollingwood which was blocked by a fallen tree this afternoon.

This picture was posted by Simon Mallinder this afternoon.

Derbyshire is bracing for 70mph gusts with the Met Office escalating its yellow wind warning to ‘amber’ as Storm Francis approaches the county.

The weather warning for ‘very strong winds’ across the East Midlands launches at 2pm today (Tuesday, August 25) and will remain in place until 10pm.

Works Road near Hollingwood.