‘100ft tree’ in Hollesley blown down in Storm David could take four days to clear from road

A tree brought down in Strm david has blocked Bushey Lane in Hollesley. Picture: GOOGLE MAPS

A tree brought down in Strm david has blocked Bushey Lane in Hollesley. Picture: GOOGLE MAPS - Credit: Archant

A 100ft tree brought down in the high winds of Storm David which is blocking a road in Hollesley could take up to four days to clear.

Suffolk Highways have warned the tree, which has blocked Bushey Lane since Thursday morning, may take until Tuesday to remove.

A diversion has been put in place directing traffic along Lodge Road and Alderton Road.

A spokesman said: “There are a number of trees down on the road.

“One if the trees is reported to be 100ft tall.


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“But it may not need the full four days to clear the trees”

Police received 680 calls in just five hours as Storm David hit the county on Thursday morning, with 177 of them related to highways obstructions caused by the high winds.

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The police control room in Suffolk received 389 calls to 999 and 291 to 101 between 5am and 10am.

Many of the trees were cleared in under an hour.

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