Tree blows down after high winds hit Sheffield

Amey workers sawing down a fallen tree on Sicey Avenue, Pismire Hill which caused the road and pavement to be blocked
Amey workers sawing down a fallen tree on Sicey Avenue, Pismire Hill which caused the road and pavement to be blocked
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Council workers were called out after a tree blew down in Sheffield as strong winds and rain battered the city this morning.

The tree came down on Sicey Avenue, Shiregreen, at lunchtime blocking the road and the pavement but fortunately no one was injured.

Across the country three people were killed and another three were injured in weather-related incidents.

The storm is the tail-end of Hurricane Gonzalo, which hit the island of Bermuda last week, and is causing travel disruption across the UK.

Gusts of up to 70mph have been recorded in north Wales and the Isle of Wight, and a Met Office wind warning is in place for much of the country.

A woman died in London at 11am this morning after being hit by a falling tree opposite Hyde Park Barracks in Knightsbridge.

Earlier, three people were injured by a falling tree in West Sussex, although paramedics said there was ‘nothing to suggest serious injury’.

The storm has caused some travel disruption with flights cancelled at Heathrow.

Other airports are reporting no major problems.

Fallen trees and high winds have also caused delays on the roads, and there are delays and cancellations on many ferries.