Tree blown across road in Blakelands

Wolverton Road, Blakelands, blocked by a fallen tree.
Wolverton Road, Blakelands, blocked by a fallen tree.

Firefighters have reported that a tree has been blown down in a road in Wolverton Road, Blakelands.

The report comes after advice was issued earlier in the day to people who were travelling around the city in the strong winds and rain to be more careful.

In wet weather, stopping distances will be at least double those required for stopping on dry roads. This is because your tyres have less grip on the road. In wet weather.

You must use headlights when visibility is seriously reduced and keep well back from the vehicle in front. This will increase your ability to see and plan ahead

If the steering becomes unresponsive, it probably means that water is preventing the tyres from gripping the road. Ease off the accelerator and slow down gradually.

The rain and spray from vehicles may make it difficult to see and be seen

Be aware of the dangers of spilt diesel that will make the surface very slippery and take extra care around pedestrians, cyclists, motorcyclists and horse riders.

High-sided vehicles are most affected by windy weather, but strong gusts can also blow a car, cyclist, motorcyclist or horse rider off course. This can happen on open stretches of road exposed to strong crosswinds, or when passing bridges or gaps in hedges.

In very windy weather your vehicle may be affected by turbulence created by large vehicles. Motorcyclists are particularly affected.