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High winds are havoc for trees

By Cornish Guardian  |  Posted: June 15, 2012

  • Fir felled: High winds brings down a large fir tree at Trencreek.BOTB20120607A-003_C.jpg

  • FIR FELLED: High winds brings down a large fir tree at Trencreek.

  • Fir felled: High winds brings down a large fir tree at Trencreek.BOTB20120607A-001_C.jpg

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HIGH winds and heavy rain battered Newquay last week.

Cornwall Council Highways were called to four reports of trees falling into roads at Penrose near St Eval; Trevenson Road, in Newquay; Winnards Perch, near St Columb; and Tregarrick.

Police were also called to an incident at Trevenson Road in Trencreek as a large fir tree was blocking the road. It had fallen at around 6.45pm near the junction of Pydar Close and had damaged a fence.

A police spokesman said: "Nobody was injured. One lane was passable so officers stayed on site to direct traffic until highways arrived at 8.20pm. The road was clear by 8.45pm."

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