The premier UK agricultural machinery event – Lamma – has called off the second day of the show due to its Peterborough site taking the brunt of some strong overnight gales.
Reports say that a number of exhibition tents and roof tiles have been dislodged due to the weather conditions, resulting in the show being closed over safety fears.
Show organisers have kept farmers updated on twitter, with some show-goers opting for the relative comfort of nearby Peterborough services as they wait for updates.
Hundreds of farmers who arrived early have been parked on the roadsides around the East of England showground due to the show-staff restricting any access to the site.
There are now huge delays in the area as people try to make their way home.
See the damage caused by the winds and hear from farmers who’d planned a day out in these tweets.
— TEK Seating (@TekSeating) January 18, 2018
— Callum (@CallumAgric) January 18, 2018
— Tom Godwin (@Tomgodwin1988) January 18, 2018
— Tom Church (@TomHillbil) January 18, 2018
— David White (@RTKfarmer) January 18, 2018
#LAMMA18 is on….set off at 4.30am.
M6 south closed… ok 45 min diversion found ✅
Get to derby #LAMMA18 OFF…turn around get back to stoke….#LAMMA18 ON…turn around and get to #LAMMA18 ….#LAMMA18 OFF.
how’s your morning been?
— amanda williams (@amanda_baa9) January 18, 2018