Trees blown down in bad weather

Two roads became partly blocked after trees were blown down during the heavy downpour.

Wednesday, 12th June 2019, 12:51 pm
Updated Wednesday, 12th June 2019, 2:50 pm
One of the trees came down in Hetton Road in Houghton during the early hours of today. Photo by Kevin Musther.

Police called in help from Sunderland City Council’s arborists at around 4am today after finding the trees were causing an obstruction.

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A call out was made to Hetton Road in Houghton and the other to Stephenson Road in Washington, with a lane blocked in each incident.

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A tree also came down in Stephenson Road in Washington. Photo by Kevin Musther

The team used saws to cut the wood into smaller sections to remove them from the roads.