Road reopens after fallen tree damages lamppost
- Credit: ESSEX HIGHWAYS
An emergency road closure was put in place near Manningtree this evening after a fallen down tree caused travel chaos.
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.