Trams may be suspended as winds damage Illuminations and blast resort

Blackpool Transport has warned passengers its tram service may have to be suspended.

Friday, 13th January 2017, 8:49 am
Updated Friday, 13th January 2017, 8:56 am
A section of the Egyptian tableau Illumination at Bispham was damaged by the strong winds (Picture: Twitter/@pulfer777)

The warning came as winds blasting at speeds of up to 55mph damaged Illuminations on the Prom and downed trees across the Fylde coast.

A spokesman for Blackpool Transport said: "Due to adverse weather conditions and high winds, it may be necessary to suspend the tram service.

"Please keep checking social media for updates. We apologise for any inconvenience caused however our customers safety is paramount."

A section of the Egyptian tableau Illumination at Bispham was damaged by the strong winds (Picture: Twitter/@pulfer777)
Picture of a fallen tree on Ballam Road, near Lytham Green Drive Golf Club, sent in by a Gazette reader.
A section of the Egyptian tableau Illumination at Bispham was damaged by the strong winds (Picture: Twitter/@pulfer777)
Picture of a fallen tree on Ballam Road, near Lytham Green Drive Golf Club, sent in by a Gazette reader.