Tree knocked down by heavy winds wipes out power cables

Police were forced to close Dowgate Road in Leverington this morning at around 4am after a tree fell down in heavy winds...

Police were forced to close Dowgate Road in Leverington this morning at around 4am after a tree fell down in heavy winds and took out power cables. - Credit: Policing Fenland 

Police managed to reopen a road just in time for rush hour traffic this morning after a fallen down tree wiped out power cables at around 4am.  

Heavy winds overnight caused a tree to fall on Dowgate Road in Leverington this morning, leaving debris across the road and knocking down a power cable post.  

Officers were forced to close the road while the scene was cleared by a JCB vehicle and while UK Power Networks dealt with the fallen wires.  

Police were forced to close Dowgate Road in Leverington this morning at around 4am after a tree fell down in heavy winds...

Police were forced to close Dowgate Road in Leverington this morning at around 4am after a tree fell down in heavy winds and took out power cables. - Credit: Policing Fenland 

A spokesperson for Cambridgeshire Police said at around 3.50am: “Dowgate Road, Leverington is closed due to a fallen tree which has taken out the power cables at the location.  

“UK Power networks are on scene dealing.”  

Just two hours later they posted: “Dowgate Road, Leverington has re-opened following repairs to a power line.”  

“Bit of excitement to watch. Well done and stay safe,” said one resident.