High winds spark roads warnings across Hertfordshire after night of bad weather

PUBLISHED: 09:31 15 February 2014 | UPDATED: 09:31 15 February 2014

Fire crews were called to attend a lorry fire on Clothall Road, Baldock, this morning (Saturday).

Fire crews were called to attend a lorry fire on Clothall Road, Baldock, this morning (Saturday).

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Emergency crews have had a busy night after strong winds caused havoc across Hertfordshire,

A fallen tree caused the A1(M) to be blocked northbound between junctions 4 and 6, and the fire service has warned about debris on the road.

And a crew from Potters Bar fire station was called to a dangerous structure in Bradmore Green, Brookmans Park shortly after 10.30pm last night (Friday).

Herts Fire Control last night said: “We are receiving a large number of calls to fallen trees. Please only call 999 if trees or other structures are threatening life or causing damage to property.”

But the service said fallen trees should be reported to Hertfordshire County Council’s highways department.

And Herts Police’s rural crime warned on social network Twitter: “Lots of tree debris and fallen tress on the roads.

“Adjust your speed - you never know what’s around the corner.”

An amber warning has been put in place by the Met Office warning of strong winds in the East of England and London and the South East.


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