Tree collapses on Sidbury road-drivers escape injury

A MASSIVE tree collapsed on a road near Sidbury but miraculously no-one was injured. The fully-grown Ash tree fell across the A375 at the top of Sidbury Hill last Friday at around 11am. Shocked motorists reported the sight to police but no-one needed medi

A MASSIVE tree collapsed on a road near Sidbury but miraculously no-one was injured.

The fully-grown Ash tree fell across the A375 at the top of Sidbury Hill last Friday at around 11am.

Shocked motorists reported the sight to police but no-one needed medical treatment and no vehicles were damaged.

The tree brought down phone cables and BT engineers were promptly called to the scene.

BT spokesman Jason Mann said: "Thirteen customers suffered a disruption of service as a result of this damage.

"The tree had brought down one complete span of aerial cable and we had to replace that damaged section of cable.

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"We sent engineers and it was reported the restoration of the service was complete by 4.30pm."

The road was completely blocked by the tree and police had to divert motorists while council workers removed the debris. It was finally clear by 5.40pm.