Eighty two trees damaged in savgae storm
More than 80 trees were damaged in Croydon as the St Jude’s storm swept through the south of England today causing travel chaos.
Commuters faced an almost impossible task to get into work this morning as the majority of trains were cancelled due to gale force winds and stormy weather.
Train operator Southern said services are running but there are still delays to trains this evening and it is not yet known if there will be any delays tomorrow.
The council said 42 of the incidents were serious and were given a higher priority to clear quickly.
It is expected these will have been cleared by the end of today.
The other incidents will be assessed over the next few days with trees blocking footpaths being removed quicker compared to trees that have blown over in open spaces.
A council spokesman said: “Officers from the trees and woodland section have been at their posts since early this morning directing the contractors who have been working since four this morning.
“Some of the trees that have fallen are very large and the tree in Old Farleigh Road needed six workers to clear it.
“The contractors planned to finish at dusk unless they get any urgent calls.”
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