High winds cause problems on county roads

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High winds across Northamptonshire today have caused disruption on the county’s roads, with many affected by fallen trees and branches.

Police say there have so far been no serious incidents reported as a result of the weather conditions.

Officers have dealt with approximately 30 incidents of trees blocking roads this morning. Officers are attending as many incidents as they can to cone-off affected areas and the county council’s street doctor service is removing fallen trees as quickly as possible.

Police are encouraging road users to be cautious of the road ahead in these conditions and to drive carefully and more slowly, particularly on country roads.

If anyone notices any fallen trees blocking roads, please notify the Police by calling 999.

Examples include:

Church Road, Spratton - Tree blocking road

A43, south of Holcot turn - Tree blocking road

Morrisons car park, Wellingborough - Tree fallen on car, no serious injuries

Daventry Road, Newnham - Tree blocking road by cemetery

A5199, between A14 and Creaton - Tree blocking road

Sywell Road, between Little Harrowden and Mears Ashby - Tree blocking road

Wootton Road, Hanslope - Tree blocking road

West Haddon Road, Guilsborough - Tree blocking road

High Street, Great Houghton - Tree blocking road

A361, High Street Charwelton - Tree blocking road

West Haddon Road, Crick -Tree fallen on car windscreen, no serious injuries

Addington Road, Irthlingborough - Tree blocking road

Northampton Road, Brixworth - Tree blocking road

Read more about the incident at Morrisons in tomorrow’s paper