Updated: April 30, 2012
In photos: 65mph gales cause road closures and damage in Burnham

Heavy rain and gale-force winds swept through the Burnham-On-Sea area on Sunday (April 29th), causing road closures and damage.

Stoddens Lane was one of several roads closed in Burnham after trees were blown down by gusts of up to 65mph.

A tree came down on top of a caravan at Brean, badly damaging its metal structure, as pictured here.

A 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.

Numerous fences and signs were also blown down in Burnham, Highbridge, Brent Knoll and Brean.

Burnham's 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 here.

The 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.

The 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 Road

Tree debris being removed from Love Lane during the gales (Pic: David Pearce)

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 details here.

Fence panels blown down in Berrow on Sunday morning (Pic: Martin Jones)

This huge tree fell in Lympsham, totally demolishing a gate (Pic: Anne Hicks)

Taken photos of storm damage in Burnham? Contact us here.

 


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