AS IT HAPPENED: Storm Doris hits East Berkshire and South Bucks

Live updates as Storm Doris causes disruption across East Berkshire.

James Preston

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James Preston

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Storm Doris: Trees down across East Berkshire and South Bucks

5.07pm:

More than 50 trees have caused disruption on the roads in the Chiltern and South Bucks area today, according to Transport for Buckinghamshire.

It said its workforce is focusing on removing trees and branches from the road and installing road closures, with all other works suspended.

The work is likely to continue into the evening.


5.05pm:

Grenfell Road has now reopened.


4.41pm:

A tree has fallen onto a house in Sherwood Drive.


4.08pm:

Blind Lane in Bourne End has now reopened, but another tree is down in Wash Hill in Wooburn.


3.54pm:

A father-of-six has spoken out after being a ‘split second away from death’ when he escaped a falling tree.

Danny Stock, 43, from Littlewick Green, was walking to the gym along Shoppenhangers Road this morning, when he had to narrowly escape a falling tree.

He said: “I heard a loud thwack, like a whipping as the roots were being uplifted.

“I legged it and just managed to get away.

“I could have been killed.

“Someone with a pram or school children could have been killed.

“I’m just concerned for the children.”


3.32pm:

An unfortunate incident in Courtfield Drive, where a parked car has suffered some serious damage.


3.29pm:

Jim Wilks has sent us this photo of the tree being removed in Grenfell Road.


3.07pm:

Grenfell Road has been briefly closed to remove parts of a tree which fell this morning.


3.02pm:

Disruption in Cookham Dean, where a tree is down in Winter Hill.


2.57pm:

Sheepridge Lane in Bourne End is closed, while Blind Lane has been closed for about two hours due to a fallen tree.


2.24pm:

Maidenhead resident Danny Stock had a near miss when a tree fell on Shoppenhangers Road at the zebra crossing near the station. Here, he describes what happened:

2.03pm:

Images of the damage on Bannard Road.


1.52pm:

We have had more reports of trees falling and damaging property in Maidenhead.

A car has been damaged in Courtfield Drive, while a tree has fallen on a house in Sherwood Drive.


Storm Doris is causing some disruption in Maidenhead, Burnham and Bisham as strong winds hit the area.

A fallen tree has blocked Green Lane in Burnham. Police are at the scene and drivers are being urged to seek alternative routes.

A tree also fell in Grenfell Road in Maidenhead this morning, blocking part of the road. This has since been cleared.

There are also reports of trees down in Marlow Road, Bisham, and Henley Road in Burchetts Green, and a '40' tree' is reported to be blocking the road in Bannard Road, Maidenhead.

Transport for Buckinghamshire said it received 25 reports of trees down this morning, mainly in the south of the county.

Residents wishing to report fallen trees in Bucks should call 01296 382416 instead of using social media

Let us know about fallen trees and any other disruption by tweeting @MaidenheadAds or emailing jamesp@baylismedia.co.uk

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