Storm Ciara: Fallen tree blocks Midhurst road and takes down power cables

A road in Midhurst was closed for several hours on Sunday thanks to a fallen tree.

Monday, 10th February 2020, 10:46 am
The fallen tree in Midhurst. Photo by Midhurst Fire Station

It came as Storm Ciara hit Sussex yesterday, leaving many trees uprooted across the county.

Drivers were warned to take extra care on the roads, while many trains and flights were cancelled.

The A286 New Road in Midhurst was blocked by a fallen tree near the junction with Heath field Green, which also took out overhead power cables, according to Midhurst Fire Station.

A spokesman said in a post on Facebook at around 3.40pm: “Crew are providing scene safety awaiting arrival of other agencies.

“The road is closed and will be for some time.”

According to Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks, there were no ongoing power issues in the area this morning.

The fallen tree. Photo by David Rudwick