Trees down in Stevenage and North Herts after Storm Barney, but no-one reported hurt

After the storm. Calm skies in Stevenage on Wednesday morning.

After the storm. Calm skies in Stevenage on Wednesday morning. - Credit: Archant

More than 100 emergency calls were made in Herts in connection to Storm Barney during the night – but no-one has been reported hurt.

Trees were reported down in Stevenage, Hitchin, Baldock and Letchworth, with some blocking roads.

Between 5pm last night and 8.30am this morning there were 107 emergency calls made in Herts about the storm, mostly to report fallen trees, branches and the like. Some calls related to covers that had been dislodged from street lights. The fire service was called out to check fallen trees about 20 times during the same period.

Specific incidents in Stevenage included a large tree blocking a lane of Martins Way near the Grace Way roundabout in the late afternoon, a tree obstructing the cycle path opposite Tesco in London Road around 6pm, a branch blocking Lodge Way at about 8pm, and a fallen tree in Pankhurst Way at 9.20pm.

In Hitchin, a tree obstructed Wymondley Road shortly after 8pm, and a fallen tree was reported in Purwell Lane at about 6am this morning.

In Letchworth, trees were down in Parker Close and outside St Paul’s Church in Pixmore Way.

In Baldock, branches were reported down in London Road shortly before 5pm yesterday, and a tree fell in Willian Road at about 6.30pm. The A505 northbound was blocked by a fallen tree between Baldock and Royston during the evening.

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No injuries were reported in connection with any of the above incidents.

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