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Major Bury St Edmunds road blocked after massive tree collapses




A tree has collapsed blocking a Bury St Edmunds road.

The massive willow tree. which was in the Abbey Gardens, has split in two and the top half has toppled over a wall into Eastgate Street.

The tree is blocking Eastgate Street opposite The Fox pub.

A tree has collapsed and is blocking Eastgate Street. Picture by Sam Walker
A tree has collapsed and is blocking Eastgate Street. Picture by Sam Walker

Police are on scene to redirect traffic after they were alerted at 1.10pm.

Minor damage has been caused to the Abbey Gardens wall.

Jaime Reichert, of Mustow Street, said: "I think I'm going to have nightmares. When I phoned the police I was crying. I thought 'what's that noise?'."

She initially thought it was the sound of a skateboarder outside.

"I was sat in my garden and heard crackling and saw it and it was like slow motion," she said.

"I didn't know if there was someone under there."

Nobody was injured in the incident.

Workmen are on scene clearing the debris and chopping up the section of tree which is blocking the road.

The tree before it collapsed. Picture: Google Maps
The tree before it collapsed. Picture: Google Maps

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