photos: 65mph gales cause road closures and damage in Burnham
rain and gale-force winds swept through the Burnham-On-Sea area
on Sunday (April 29th), causing road closures and damage.
Lane was one of several roads closed in Burnham after trees were
blown down by gusts of up to 65mph.
tree came down on top of a caravan at Brean, badly damaging its
metal structure, as pictured here.
huge fir tree came down in Apex Park across a footpath, as pictured
above, but fortunately no walkers were in the area at the time.
Another tree fell onto a block of garages in Highbridge, as pictured
below, and Red Road in Berrow was also partially closed by debris.
fences and signs were also blown down in Burnham, Highbridge,
Brent Knoll and Brean.
fire crews were called to deal with an overhead line in a dangerous
condition at Mark, near Highbridge, and they were also called
to deal with wind-damaged canopies at petrol stations in Burnham
and Lympsham - more
Met Office issued a yellow weather warning for the region, with
further bad weather forecast for the next couple of days, including
the risk of flooding.
storm led to Burnham Triathlon's cycling stage being cancelled,
although the event still went ahead with just a run and swim.
This large tree came crashing down across Stoddens Lane in Burnham
This row of garden fences was blown down in Palmer's Close, Burnham
This tree came tumbling down in Burnham's Stoddens Lane
This tree came down on a block of garages near Highbridge's Coronation
Tree debris being removed from Love Lane during the gales (Pic:
Building site hoardings were blown over outside Tesco in Burnham
The force of the wind uprooted this tree at Apex Park
The gales caused damage to this petrol station roof - more
Fence panels blown down in Berrow on Sunday morning (Pic: Martin
This huge tree fell in Lympsham, totally demolishing a gate (Pic:
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