Gale huffed and puffed and blew trees down

Published date: 06 December 2013 |
Published by: Staff reporter
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GALE force winds caused havoc across Wrexham.

Wind speeds peaked at 9am yesterday with gusts of up to 55mph bringing down trees, fences and power lines, causing roads to be blocked and leaving residents worried about damage to their houses.

A fallen tree smashed through a metal fence on Chester Road near Nine Acre Field.
And fallen trees blocked New Hall Road in Ruabon and Ty Gwyn Lane in Wrexham.

Wrexham Council tweeted: ‘Trees down on both Hillock Lane and Pistyll Hill in Marford, which have brought down powerlines and street lighting columns.

Environment staff have attended and secured these sites.

‘Issues have also been reported to Scottish Power to action.’

Claire Jeonney, of North Avenue, Ruabon, woke to find her front and back fences had both been brought down.

She said: “It’s really bad. I have got a big tree next to it and it is rocking all over the place. The repairs are quite expensive.”

A Wrexham Council spokesman said yesterday: “This morning, staff from our environment department attended to fallen trees in Stockwell Grove, Sontley Road, B5426 between Ruabon and Johnstown, Chester Road at the nine-acre field and Wrexham By-pass.

“All sites were made safe.

“This afternoon, there were trees down on both Hillock Lane and Pistyll Hill in Marford, which have brought down power lines and street lighting columns.

“Environment department staff have attended these sites and reported the issues to Scottish Power who have been requested to undertake all necessary action to remedy these matters.”

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