Cromwell Road Wisbech, closed temporarily because of fallen tree

PUBLISHED: 00:02 07 February 2016 | UPDATED: 00:02 07 February 2016

Police at scene of tree across road, Cromwell Road, Wisbech

Police at scene of tree across road, Cromwell Road, Wisbech

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Police closed Cromwell Road, Wisbech, tonight after a fallen tree blocked the highway.

Police at scene of tree across road, Cromwell Road, Wisbech Police at scene of tree across road, Cromwell Road, Wisbech

A police spokesman said: “As hard as we might try, because of a fallen tree and associated ‘foliage’, I don’t think we will be able to push this one off the road!”

County highways workers were called to remove the tree.

The spokesman said: “We’ve had to close Cromwell Road as a tree trunk is blocking the road between Tesco and the A47.

“The closure is on between Tesco and the A47.

Police at scene of tree across road, Cromwell Road, Wisbech Police at scene of tree across road, Cromwell Road, Wisbech

If you are planning a journey please divert via Elm Road / Weasenham Lane.”

The road was expected to re-open later.

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