Gale force winds send huge tree crashing into power lines closing town road

The tree blocking off Brook Street in Tring.  PHOTO: Gordon Dumpleton
The tree blocking off Brook Street in Tring. PHOTO: Gordon Dumpleton
  • Huge tree blown over by gale force winds in Tring
  • Tree crashed into overhead electricity cables cutting power to homes in the area
  • Emergency services close road and spend two hours making the scene safe

A huge tree has been blown to the ground in Tring ripping through overhead power cables and closing a road.

The tree came down at around 4.30pm yesterday and left homes in the area without power.

This picture, courtesy of Tring man Gordon Dumpleton, shows the tree blocking off Brook Street in the town where it snapped power lines.

Firefighters, police, electricity services and highways attended the incident and the road between the Silk Mill Way junction and Robin Hood path was closed off.

A spokesman for Herts Fire and Rescue Service said: “The large tree had taken out electricity cables in various areas. We helped to make the area safe and looked for debris.”

We are awaiting confirmation from the highways team, Ringway, on the status of the road closure and the story will be updated accordingly.

The large tree had taken out electricity cables in various areas. We helped to make the area safe and looked for debris.

Herts Fires and Rescue Service spokesman