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House on London Road junction with Newton Street, Newark, damaged by tree during Storm Ciara




A tree has fallen on to a house during the high winds caused by Storm Ciara.

Police are at the scene on the London Road junction with Newton Street, Newark, after the large tree fell on to the property today (Sunday).

Both roads remain open.

A tree has fallen on to a house on London Road, Newark, during Storm Ciara. (28762975)
A tree has fallen on to a house on London Road, Newark, during Storm Ciara. (28762975)

Storm Ciara has brought chaos to the region thanks to the high winds and heavy rain. The Met Office issued a yellow weather warning over the storm.

It has disrupted travel and cancelled sporting fixtures, including the racing at Southwell Racecourse.

Nottinghamshire Police is urging the public to only call 999 in emergencies after receiving hundreds of calls relating to the adverse weather conditions.

A tree has fallen on to a house on London Road, Newark, during Storm Ciara. (28763047)
A tree has fallen on to a house on London Road, Newark, during Storm Ciara. (28763047)

Superintendent Paul Winter said: "Please take extra care if driving and avoid travel if at all possible on our roads today.

"We're experiencing a high level of demand as a result of Storm Ciara including reports of fallen trees and other damage caused.

"If your call relates to the high winds ­— unless it's an emergency where life is in danger or there are serious concerns for safety then we'd ask you not to call 999.

"Calling 999 when it is not an emergency can reduce our effectiveness at dealing with genuine emergencies where there is genuine risk to life.

"If it's less urgent and it relates to the stormy weather conditions, including fallen trees and main route highways blockages, then we’d please ask members of the public to contact Nottinghamshire council highways directly on the numbers as below."

The numbers to contact are:

Nottinghamshire County Council ­— (01253) 502776

Nottingham City Council ­— (0115) 9152222

Highways Agency (for motorways and covered A roads) ­— 0300 123 5000



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