High winds bring down tree near town bridge in Wisbech

Wind damaged tree, town bridge, Wisbech

Wind damaged tree, town bridge, Wisbech - Credit: Archant

High winds brought down this tree in Wisbech tonight.

Wind damaged tree, town bridge, Wisbech

Wind damaged tree, town bridge, Wisbech - Credit: Archant

The tree, on the town bridge, fell onto the wall of the River Nene but luckily no one was injured.

The photos were taken by local businessman Ray Wicks.

Elsewhere in Cambridgeshire the wind brought down trees in Cambridge including one in Queens Road.

The county’s road policing unit also reported that across Cambridgeshire there were attending numerous reports of falling trees.

Wind damaged tree, town bridge, Wisbech

Wind damaged tree, town bridge, Wisbech - Credit: Archant


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They also tweeted to say “many thanks to the Red Bull F1 race team for their help in removing the downed tree in Brampton, Cambs. 15 additional pairs of hands. Thanks.”

The A1122 Downham Road in Fincham was closed in both directions at the Lynn Road junction this evening, because of fallen power cables and a fallen tree leading to delays.

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The A1122 Wisbech Road in Outwell was also partially blocked in both directions around the A1101 Hall Road junction, because of a fallen tree.

Police have said they are receiving a high number of calls due to the high winds and have reminded people only to call 999 in an emergency and 101 for non-emergency or Highways 0344 800 8020.

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