A lamp post fell over (see photo below) on Anchorsholme Lane today (Thursday 2nd March). The obstruction blocked the road on Anchorsholme Lane between the two Swan Drive entrances. Police attended the scene and diverted traffic until highways staff removed and then cut the lamp post up to be taken away (see photograph below).
Blackpool Police were worried about the live electrics if people tried to move the lamp post which was blocking their way along the road. Meanwhile, a team of Blackpool Police officers are investigating a report alleging that a large trailer carrying 2 steel beams which rammed into the lamp post might have been the cause of it falling over into the road.
The incident has caused great concern to some locals. The fallen lamp post frightened worried Blackpool resident Mandi Jayne who remarked, ‘I’m always scared one will randomly fall on my head when I’m walking down the street.’