Road closed for hour as tree falls onto car

Hayes & Harlington Gazette - - News -

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

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