Storm Callum makes de­struc­tive en­trance by bring­ing down tree

Derby Telegraph - - NEWS -

HIGH winds caused prob­lems across Derby last night as Storm Callum reached the city.

This im­age shows the mo­ment a tree fell down, in Park Road, Chad­des­den.

Mo­torists and pedes­tri­ans were be­ing warned to take care while out and about as the storm took hold.

Robert Rat­cliffe, 50, was in his van when he came across the fallen tree.

He said: “I was just driv­ing on my way to pick some­one up when I saw the tree had fallen in Park Road. It was quite a shock­ing site and look­ing at it, it looks like it has fallen right on a car.

“I went past around 3.30pm, so it was lucky that no school­child­ren were walk­ing down there at the time, oth­er­wise it could have been re­ally dan­ger­ous.

“I hope all peo­ple who go out and about take care and make sure to watch out for trees and their move­ments. Rainy spells are pre­dicted for to­day and to­mor­row, with cloud cov­er­ing the skies for much of the day.

To­day is set to be slightly warmer than av­er­age for Oc­to­ber but to­mor­row tem­per­a­tures will drop to around 12C.

■■Weather fore­cast panel, P4

ROBERT RAT­CLIFFE

The tree which came down in Park Road, Chad­des­den.

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