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Storm Ciara: Fallen tree cleared from A148

PUBLISHED: 09:50 09 February 2020 | UPDATED: 12:54 09 February 2020

A fallen tree has blocked the eastbound carriageway for the A148 Holt Road, near Cromer. Picture: Google.

A fallen tree has blocked the eastbound carriageway for the A148 Holt Road, near Cromer. Picture: Google.

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A fallen tree has been cleared from a major road in Norfolk.

A tree fell across the road in Burgh next Aylsham. Pictures: David BaleA tree fell across the road in Burgh next Aylsham. Pictures: David Bale

The tree was blocking the A148 Holt road in one direction, affecting eastbound traffic at Aylmerton, near Cromer, between Lodge Hill and Church Road.

The road serves as a major route between towns in north Norfolk, such as Cromer, Holt and Fakenham.

READ MORE: Norfolk hit by swathes of power cuts as Storm Ciara takes hold

It was first reported at 8.20am this morning, as strong winds from Storm Ciara battered the region.

Meanwhile, EDP reporter David Bale was driving his car in Burgh-next-Aylsham at about 8.20am today when a tree fell across the road.

A tree fell across the road in Burgh next Aylsham. Pictures: David BaleA tree fell across the road in Burgh next Aylsham. Pictures: David Bale

He said: "A second earlier and the tree would have fallen on my car. One second the tree was standing up, the next it was falling. It was so sudden.

"I count myself very fortunate that I was not driving that second faster. If I had been, I could have been killed.

"I had to reverse the car and drive back up the road to take another route."

Elsewhere, Norfolk Fire and Rescue were called to Snettisham at 6.30am after an electricity pole and cable was also brought down by high winds.

READ MORE: Storm Ciara: Attractions closed as high winds hit Norfolk

A crew from Heacham made the area safe and handed over to engineers from UK Power Networks.

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