Published: August 18, 2012
Main road through East Huntspill re-opened after tree comes down

The main road through East Huntspill was closed by police on Saturday evening (August 18th) after a large tree came crashing down, bringing with it telephone wires.

Church Road was fully blocked for an hour and a half after the incident at 8pm.

It is believed that this week's heavy rain and gusty winds had weakened the tree.

Local resident Jean Hand told she heard it come down. "There was a loud crash and when I looked outside I could see the overhead wires flashing," she said. "The tree had been dead for some time and was weak."

Nearby resident Michael Fawcett alerted police and helped divert traffic around the scene. "It was strange it happened on such a calm day. Fortunately no-one was near it at the time," he said.


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