Fallen trees cause disruption across St Albans

SEVERE high winds have resulted in trees blowing down at various locations across the district, with some disruption to traffic as a result.

A woman and a boy had to be taken to hospital after a tree fell onto their car in Shenley, shortly before 8am this morning.

Gary Sanderson, East of England Ambulance Service spokesman, said: “The woman and the boy were out of the car on our arrival and they received slight injuries.”

In Harpenden Road, St Albans, a tree has blown down onto the northbound side of the road, just past the Texaco garage. Police are on the scene and are dealing with the disruption to traffic, although it is not yet known when the obstruction will be removed.

A tree has also come down in Sandridgebury Lane, St Albans, obstructing the footpath close to St Albans Girls School, but not causing any obvious problems for traffic at this time.

There have also been two trees fall along Sandridge Road, St Albans, close to Bernards Heath.

Reports are coming on on Twitter of a tree down on Thirlmere Drive in St Albans, which luckily fell road-wards and missed all the cars (thanks @toddhalfpenny).

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The strong winds are expected to die down during the course of the day, but further disruption may occur.

On the trains, the London Midland service was temporarily suspended between Watford Junction and St Albans Abbey due to a fallen tree on line at How Wood, but the weather does not appear to have affected services on the Thameslink line, although there are delays caused by an earlier broken down train.

Please email hertsad@archant.co.uk with any further incidents, and send your photos of fallen trees to the same address.