Road reopens after fallen tree damages lamppost

An emergency road closure has been put in place in Clacton Road, Manningtree. Picture: ESSEX HIGHWAY

An emergency road closure has been put in place in Clacton Road, Manningtree. Picture: ESSEX HIGHWAYS - Credit: ESSEX HIGHWAYS

An emergency road closure was put in place near Manningtree this evening after a fallen down tree caused travel chaos.

An emergency road closure has been put in place in Clacton Road, Manningtree. Picture: ESSEX HIGHWAY

An emergency road closure has been put in place in Clacton Road, Manningtree. Picture: ESSEX HIGHWAYS - Credit: ESSEX HIGHWAYS

The tree fell onto Clacton Road near Mistley Manor care home, on the outskirts of Manningtree, with the weight causing a lamppost to buckle and break.

Earlier this morning, police set up cordons for motorist's safety.

Then the road was closed completely while Essex Highways cleared the tree safely.

In a tweet, Essex Highways said: "Emergency road closure on Clacton Road #Manningtree to clear a fallen tree and make safe a damaged lamppost. Please use an alternative route while we work to clear the road."

This is one of a number of reports Essex Highways received of trees which had blown down into the roads this morning.


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