Winds blow down tree on Watnall Road in Hucknall

Watnall Road
Watnall Road

A catastrophe in Hucknall was narrowly averted when strong winds blew down a 40ft tall tree across Watnall Road today (Tuesday).

One lane of traffic was closed after the tree was uprooted at just after 1pm, crushing a fence at the Nabbs Lane bike park.

Eye witness Martin Chilton, who took this picture, said: “Had the wind been blowing in the opposite direction, it could have been a very different story.

“It only needed some kids to be playing and for it to have fallen the other way and it could have been catastrophic. It could have been a lot worse.”

The county has been battered by strong winds on and off all day.

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