Beast from the East brings trees down

FOLLOWING the ‘Beast from the East’ and the strong winds it produced, trees have been blown down across canals all over the country blocking navigation, writes Colin Wareing.

PHOTO: Colin Wareing
This one has fallen across the Leeds & Liverpool Canal in the Douglas valley to the west of Wigan.

It is between Bridge no 41, Hand Lane Bridge and 40 Gillibrand Bridge, though there is still quite a bit of ice on the canal so not much boat movement any way.