Road closed after tree falls onto home near Bury St Edmunds

Elmswell Road remains closed in Great Ashfield after a tree fell onto power cables. Picture: Sarah

Elmswell Road remains closed in Great Ashfield after a tree fell onto power cables. - Credit: Sarah Lucy Brown

A large tree has fallen onto a residential property in Great Ashfield, near Bury St Edmunds.

Police are currently at the scene of the incident in which the tree is blocking the whole road.

The roof of the property has been damaged but no one in the house has been harmed. 

Elmswell Road remains closed in Great Ashfield after a tree fell onto power cables. Picture: Sarah

Elmswell Road remains closed in Great Ashfield after a tree fell onto power cables. - Credit: Sarah Lucy Brown

The fallen tree has also taken down power cables and as a result UK Power Network has switched the power off to the area. 

Tree surgeons arrived at the scene at 12.30pm and began working on removing the tree from the road at around 1.10pm.


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Engineers from UK Power Networks have also arrived at the scene. 

Traffic is currently being turned around and it is not sure how long the road will be closed for. 


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