UPDATE: Storm wreaks havoc across St Albans district

Fallen tree in Avenue Road - thanks to @CuthbertsToys

Fallen tree in Avenue Road - thanks to @CuthbertsToys - Credit: Archant

THE aftermath of the St Jude storm continues to be felt across the district, with many fallen trees being reported.

Police clear their sixth tree in Sherwood Avenue, Marshalswick

Police clear their sixth tree in Sherwood Avenue, Marshalswick - Credit: Archant

Firefighters were called to Park Street at 7am after a tree fell on the railway line and caused a small fire, while crews also attended St Anne’s Road in London Colney an hour later to stabilise a tree leaning dangerously on a property.

Crew commander Matt Kaye said: “Crews have been busy throughout the night securing dangerous structures and making safe any areas that have been potentially damaged by the storms.”

According to sources on Twitter, trees are blocking or partially blocking Sherwood Avenue, Avenue Road, Bluehouse Hill, Harpenden Road, Sandridge Road, London Road, Pondfield Crescent, Hatfield Road and Catherine Street.

Network Rail said there will not be any train service until 12pm at the earliest as a number of trees are still blocking railway lines, including just north of St Albans and the south of the Thameslink link to Brighton.


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Further updates throughout the day as they become available. Send us your storm damage photos to hertsad@archant.co.uk

Thanks to all our Twitter followers for their updates.

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