28, 2016 High
winds bring down trees, cut power to 300 homes in Burnham area
of residents in the Burnham-On-Sea area were left without power
yesterday evening (Tuesday) after strong winds blew down trees
and caused damage.
storm-force winds gusting around 60mph swept through the area
homes in Queen's Square, Highbridge were left without power after
falling tree branches brought down power lines, as pictured below.
Western Power Distribution also reported 100 homes in Rooksbridge
had no electricity, and a further 130 homes were left in the dark
at Edingworth near East Brent.
fire crews and police had a busy evening attending incidents across
the Burnham area.
were brought down in Stoddens Lane, which was blocked. A tree
also came down in Highbridge Road near to Burnham-On-Sea Police
Station, above. Others came down in Marine Drive and Stoddens
resident left without power, Martin Andrews, told Burnham-On-Sea.com:
"The forecasters predicted a blustery evening, but nothing
as strong as this. There was no warning in place from the Met
crews in Queen Square, Highbridge, last night where police closed
off the road as a safety precaution after the high winds brought
down power lines, cutting power to over 50 residents.
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