Police warnings issues as trees and debris fall onto Wiltshire roads

Police are urging drivers to take extra care when out and about on Wiltshire’s roads today following high winds overnight.

We have received a number of calls reporting fallen trees and debris in roads around the county this morning, which had either blocked roads or partially blocked roads.

Wiltshire Police have received the following calls in the Swindon area:

  • 6.42am, B4019 as you approach Blunsdon – trees/branches across carriageway.
  • 7.29am, Church Street, Purton – trees down, road completely blocked.
  • 8.18am, Manton, Marlborough – tree down, road completely blocked.
  • 8.30am, B4019 between the Freke Arms and Cold Harbour, Blunsdon – branches in carriageway.
  • 8.48am, B4040, Leigh, Cricklade – 12 ft trampoline in hedge near roadside. Later secured by owner.
  • 9am, M4 near to Junction 15 – debris on carriageway.
  • 9.21am, Stoneover Lane, Royal Wootton Bassett – tree down.
  • 10.10am, A345 at Marlborough – tree down.

In most cases the local council were called to remove/chop up the trees.

“Our Crime and Communications Centre is continuing to receive calls this morning reporting fallen trees”, a police spokesperson says.

Adding: “Drivers are urged to take extra care when out and about, particularly in rural areas.”