Heavy tailbacks on A602 in Stevenage after tree falls on car and blocks road

There is currently heavy traffic on the A602 in Broadhall Way.

There is currently heavy traffic on the A602 in Broadhall Way. - Credit: Archant

High winds uprooted a tree which then fell on top of a car and blocked a road in Stevenage this afternoon.

The car was travelling on the A602 Broadhall Way, just before the Esso garage, at around 3.30pm when the tree fell.

The driver wasn’t injured and the car was later released by emergency services.

Highways are currently working to remove the tree, which is currently lying across the highway.

The road has been closed between Broadwater Crescent and Oaks Cross.

There is heavy traffic in the area.