Home   News   Article

High winds cause trees to fall in Suffolk and Norfolk

Tree down in Mayfield Road, Bury St Edmunds
Tree down in Mayfield Road, Bury St Edmunds

Storm Barney unleashed strong winds and heavy rain as it swept across the UK overnight.

Power cuts, flooding and winds of up to 70mph were forecast for East Anglia yesterday.

The Met Office issued yellow weather warnings from 4pm yesterday until 2am today for both Norfolk and Suffolk.

A statement on its website said: “The public should be aware of the risk of disruption to travel and that gusts of this strength could bring down trees and lead to some damage to weakened structures.”

UK Power Networks has today been unable to say how many homes in Suffolk and Norfolk were affected by power outages, but there have been reports of a large number of fallen trees across both counties.

A Tweet last night by St Edmundsbury Police warned of ‘trees down all over the place’ while a Tweet by Norfolk Council today said its Highways teams had been called to clear nearly 50 fallen trees across Norfolk overnight.

If you have been affected by fallen trees or power cuts then get in touch with the Bury Free Press newsdesk by emailing news@buryfreepress.co.uk or calling 01284 757857.


Iliffe Media does not moderate comments. Please click here for our house rules.

People who post abusive comments about other users or those featured in articles will be banned.

Thank you. Your comment has been received and will appear on the site shortly.


Terms of Comments

We do not actively moderate, monitor or edit contributions to the reader comments but we may intervene and take such action as we think necessary, please click here for our house rules.

If you have any concerns over the contents on our site, please either register those concerns using the report abuse button, contact us here.

This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies - Learn More