TEN fallen trees cause chaos - including road closures and power outages - across March, Stretham, Wisbech, Leverington, Tydd St Giles and Friday Bridge as Storm Doris hits Fenland

Cambridgeshire Highways, U.K. Power networks, BT, Magpas, Cambs Fire & Rescue and the East of Englan

Cambridgeshire Highways, U.K. Power networks, BT, Magpas, Cambs Fire & Rescue and the East of England Ambulance Service worked together to deal with fallen trees, overturned lorrys and other incidents as Storm Doris hit Fenland on Thursday 23. PHOTO: Policing Wisbech. - Credit: Archant

At least ten fallen trees in the March, Wisbech and Ely areas caused road closures and power outages yesterday as Storm Doris struck the Fens.

A tree which fell on the road in Church Road, Leverington on Thursday (23). PHOTO Ian Carter.

A tree which fell on the road in Church Road, Leverington on Thursday (23). PHOTO Ian Carter. - Credit: sm

The first tree was blown down on the B1101 in March Road, Friday Bridge and blocked one lane of the carriageway.

The second fallen tree, in Long Drove, Friday Bridge, brought down power lines and police were called to the scene alongside EDF Energy and BT.

A tree which fell on the Elme Hall roundabout near Wisbech on Thursday (23). PHOTO: Ian Carter.

A tree which fell on the Elme Hall roundabout near Wisbech on Thursday (23). PHOTO: Ian Carter. - Credit: Archant

A third tree fell in High Road, Tydd St Giles, and a fourth in Gull Road, Guyhirn, bringing BT wires down with it and blocking the carriageway.

A fifth tree fell on the A141 at Westry and Fenland Council dustmen helped officers to try and remove it from the carriageway.

Storm Doris also caused damage to the old Nimax building in North End, Wisbech. PHOTO Ian Carter.

Storm Doris also caused damage to the old Nimax building in North End, Wisbech. PHOTO Ian Carter. - Credit: Archant


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A sixth fallen tree also blocked the road in Church Road, Leverington.

A seventh fallen tree caused the closure of one lane of Wimblington Road, March.

A tree which fell in High Road, Wisbech St Mary on Thursday (23). PHOTO: Policing Wisbech.

A tree which fell in High Road, Wisbech St Mary on Thursday (23). PHOTO: Policing Wisbech. - Credit: Archant

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In Wisbech, another two trees fell - one at High Road and another on Wisbech by-pass.

A tenth tree also fall about a mile from Stretham on the A10.

A tree that fell on a road about a mile from Stretham on Thursday (23). PHOTO: Daisy Brownlow.

A tree that fell on a road about a mile from Stretham on Thursday (23). PHOTO: Daisy Brownlow. - Credit: Archant

It came after The Met Office issued yellow and amber wind warnings for the East of England, as Storm Doris swept the country.

Policing March, Chatteris and Wisbech also posted “a big thank-you” on their Facebook pages this morning.

“Officers would like to say thank you to the organisations that helped during yesterday’s #stormdoris. It was a very busy day with staff working flat out,” said a police spokesman.

“Officers worked alongside: Cambridgeshire Highways, U.K. Power networks, BT, Magpas, Cambs Fire & Rescue and the East of England Ambulance Service.

A tree was blown down on the B1101 March Road, Friday Bridge on Thursday (23). PHOTO: Policing Wisbe

A tree was blown down on the B1101 March Road, Friday Bridge on Thursday (23). PHOTO: Policing Wisbech. PHOTO: Fenland Police. - Credit: Archant

“But a big thank you goes to the members of the public who helped officers yesterday.

“The offers of support were gratefully received.”

A tree was blown down on the B1101 March Road, Friday Bridge on Thursday (23). PHOTO: Policing Wisbe

A tree was blown down on the B1101 March Road, Friday Bridge on Thursday (23). PHOTO: Policing Wisbech. PHOTO: Fenland Police. - Credit: Archant

Cambridgeshire Fire & Rescue Service also posted a thank-you on their social media pages last night, writing: “Phew, what a day!

“It’s all calming down in our control room now as Doris moves on.

A tree was blown down on the B1101 March Road, Friday Bridge on Thursday (23). PHOTO: Policing Wisbe

A tree was blown down on the B1101 March Road, Friday Bridge on Thursday (23). PHOTO: Policing Wisbech. PHOTO: Fenland Police. - Credit: Archant

“Thanks to everyone who shared our posts earlier today.”

The message came after the fire service advised people not to call them about fallen trees.

A tree that fall on a road about a mile from Stretham on Thursday (23). PHOTO: Daisy Brownlow.

A tree that fall on a road about a mile from Stretham on Thursday (23). PHOTO: Daisy Brownlow. - Credit: Archant

They said: “Please do not ring 999 unless it is an emergency. As a fire service we do not deal with fallen trees.

“If you do use the numbers to report trees/debris, please tell the operator if powerlines are involved. Stay safe!”

A tree which fell in Main Road, Elm and blocked one carriageway on Thursday (23). PHOTO: Policing Wi

A tree which fell in Main Road, Elm and blocked one carriageway on Thursday (23). PHOTO: Policing Wisbech. - Credit: Archant

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