Fallen tree blocking road in WinkfieldBy Hugh Fort
November 23, 2012
A fallen tree is blocking a road in Winkfield after high winds caused problems around Bracknell Forest last night,
The tree has fallen across Winkfield Lane, which has been closed, while tree surgeons working for Bracknell Forest Council, remove it.
The council also had to call out tree surgeons last night to Terrace Road North in Binfield and Binfield Road in Prieswood to remove damaged overhanging branches before the fell into roads.
Emma Hollis was walking home from the town centre last night when she heard a tree fall over in the woods between Bagshot Road and Easthampstead at around 8pm.
Mum-of-one Emma, 31, said: "I was walking home from Bentalls with a friend when I heard a massive crash and a thud of a tree falling down.
"It could have fallen on someone - it made my friend jump and we ran home after that."
There were no issues with flooding in Bracknell and the Royal Berkshire Fire Service reports there have been no serious problems across Berkshire.
The area's boat and crew have been deployed to Gloucestershire to help firefighters in the south west.As of yet, the crew have not been deployed.
The Met Office says the weather today will be drier but is predicting more heavy rain for the weekend.
Due to the ground being so wet already, the Environment Agency is warning there could be flooding problems this weekend.
Drivers are warned to only travel if it's necessary during the rain and high winds and to not attempt to cross flooded roads and avoid fords.