Fallen trees cause traffic problems near Ely station whilst power cuts hit parts of county

22:07 15 February 2014

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Emergency services were called in to remove a tree which caused problems at Ely station today.

Cambs Police said the A142 was blocked for a time after the tree fell and caused traffic to grind to a halt at the rail bridge.

Elsewhere on the rail network there were delays after a tree fell on the line between Ely and Norwich.

At 4pm, 572 homes in Norfolk remained without power and 1,391 in Suffolk, while 326 in Cambridgeshire were still cut off

As of 8pm the number of homes in Cambridgeshire without power had dropped to 181.

A statement from UK Power Networks said: “We have seen exceptionally high winds and rain across the regions we cover – the East of England, South East and London – which caused power cuts when overhead lines were damaged or brought down by trees, branches and other wind-borne debris.

“Our electricity network is built to be resilient but extreme weather can cause damage beyond our control.”

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