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Trees down as winds of up to 50mph batter Shropshire

By Mat Growcott | Bridgnorth | News | Published:

Strong winds were battering the region this morning after the Met Office warned people to take care while travelling.

A tree has fallen in Rudge Road, Pattingham - picture: @BridgnorthCops

Police were dealing with fallen trees as gusts of up to 50mph were expected to hit the area.

Roads were completely blocked by falling trees, including on the A483 between Welshpool and Oswestry.

Police were helping to remove the fallen tree this morning.

The Safer Neighbourhood Team for Broseley and Much Wenlock reported a tree down on the A442 which had been cleared by the time they got there.

Elsewhere, officers from Bridgnorth were in Rudge Road, Pattingham, where there was a tree blocking the road.

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Telford & Wrekin Council's highways department were busy dealing with a numbre of fallen trees, including on the A41 near Forton Road roundabout and Chetwynd Road in Edgmond.

Newport's safer neighbourhood team warned that motorists should take care while driving.

The Met Office issued a yellow weather warning for wind for this morning, and warned that people should avoid travelling if they can help it.

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It also said there were risks of short term power loss and some disruption on public transport.

Sunday morning forecast 27/01/2019

The Met Office warned that later in the week there could be wintry showers, snow and sleet.

Mat Growcott

By Mat Growcott
Reporter - @MGrowcott_Star

Shropshire Star reporter

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