November 12, 2010
High winds cause disruption in Burnham-On-Sea area
Gale force winds caused disruption in the Burnham-On-Sea area
during the early hours of this morning (Friday, November 12th).
Berrow Road was partially blocked at midnight, as pictured here,
after a large willow tree blew over at the junction with Naish
Police diverted traffic around the scene and Somerset County
County Council's Highways team was called, along with several
Local resident Barry Popham told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "This
was the last remaining twisted willow with a preservation order
on it next to the building site - the tree surgeons had to dismember
it as it was blocking the road. One of the team said that it looked
as if the builders digging near to the trees' root structure may
have weakend it."
Several fences, signs and street lights were also damaged in
the Burnham-On-Sea area by the high winds.
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