Tree blocks road in Hitchin

PUBLISHED: 13:46 21 September 2018 | UPDATED: 14:16 21 September 2018

The fallen tree in Hitchin's Highbury Road. Picture: Danny Loo

The fallen tree in Hitchin's Highbury Road. Picture: Danny Loo

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A massive tree has come down across a major road in Hitchin, blocking it for traffic in both directions.

The fallen tree in Hitchin's Highbury Road. Picture: Danny LooThe fallen tree in Hitchin's Highbury Road. Picture: Danny Loo

The tree came down at about 1.30pm in Highbury Road, with a branch smashing a window of a house on the other side of the street.

A police spokeswoman said at 2.05pm: “Officers are currently at the scene assisting with road closures so that the tree can be removed as quickly as possible.

“The road is currently closed at both ends and motorists are advised to find an alternative route where possible.”

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