Road closed for hour as tree falls onto car
A RUISLIP road was closed on Saturday after a tree fell across it onto a car.
The London Fire Brigade travelled to Breakspear Road at 2.17pm in case anyone needed to be freed, but found no one trapped and no injuries have been reported.
Hillingdon police officers were advising drivers to avoid Breakspear Road and Ducks Hill Road, which were closed in both directions for more than two hours while they waited for a council tree surgeon to arrive.
A Ruislip resident posting on Facebook said at the time:
“Let’s hope it’s sorted sooner rather than later.”
The tree fell on Breakspear Road North just after Tile Kiln Lane, not far from West Ruislip station.
A Hillingdon Council spokeswoman confirmed that a team is at the scene in Breakspear Road to remove the tree, saying at the time: “Two roads are affected and we have only one team, so they will deal with the incident at Breakspear
Road first and then attend Ducks Hill Road second.
“We just passed the information about incidents on to the Greenspace team so we can’t confirm what time the job will be done.”
A London Fire Brigade spokeswoman has confirmed they were called to the scene but found no one injured.
She said: “A tree fell across two roads, Breakspear Road and Ducks Hill Road, and both lanes of traffic are affected.
“We were called at 2.17pm in case anyone was trapped within the car but found no one trapped and no injuries.
“Some BT lines were also damaged so it’s possible internet and phone service could be affected.”
The tree across Breakspear Road that managed to close it for over an hour