Tuesday, 17 October 2017

Tree blocks main road into Henley

A TREE was brought down in Remenham yesterday (Monday) due to high winds caused by Storm Imogen

A TREE was brought down in Remenham yesterday (Monday) due to high winds caused by Storm Imogen.

The incident happened at about 2.50pm and blocked both lanes of White Hill.

Police closed the road and Henley firefighters attended to help corden off the area.

Drivers coming from Henley were diverted down Remenham Lane or Wargrave Road while those driving towards the town were diverted down Kentons Lane and through Wargrave.

Traffic was slow in the area until about 7pm when contractors arrived to saw the tree into pieces and removed.

The Henley Festival held a launch party last night and warned guests on Twitter to expect delays getting into Henley.

A weather warning was issued for Henley and Oxfordshire on Monday due to the storm.

The Met Office recorded gusts of wind of between 60mph and 70mph in the area during Sunday night but there were no reports of major damage.

In Caversham, a car was damaged by a pub sign that was blown on to it.

The black BMW was parked outside the Travellers Rest in Henley Road when the sign, which was attached to a metal pole, fell on to the bonnet and smashed the windscreen and a wing mirror.

Rail services in and out of London Paddington on Monday were affected by delays and cancellations.



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