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Council teams work through the night as high winds sweep through North East Lincolnshire

11:19 am, Sunday, 10th December 2023 - 3 months ago

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A HUGE tree that fell from private land in Waltham onto the main Brigsley Road was one of a series of emergency call-outs due to the high overnight winds that struck in North East Lincolnshire.

More than a dozen staff from North East Lincolnshire Council worked during the night and into this morning (Sunday 10 December) with support from Humberside Police, as reports came in from across the borough.

Where possible fallen trees were made safe, and debris cleared up. However, motorists are advised that work will carry on tomorrow to clear the tree from Brigsley Road.  The stretch of affected road, which runs from outside the new Cyden Homes development crossing the boundary between Waltham and Brisgley, will therefore remain closed until all the debris is cleared on Monday.

A council spokesperson said: “We would like to thank all our colleagues who have been called out throughout the night – working in extremely high winds and rain to make the area safe.

“For health and safety reasons they now need to have a break before returning to Waltham in the morning with the equipment needed to clear the road. Due to the size of the tree, it will take most of Monday and we do ask people to take alternative routes during that time.”

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