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Bury St Edmunds road reopens after tree collapses




A Bury St Edmunds road which was closed after a tree collapsed and damaged a wall has reopened but a footpath will remain closed.

West Suffolk Council has reopened Eastgate Street following an inspection of a section of the Abbey Gardens wall which was damaged after the willow tree collapsed into the road on Friday afternoon.

It is believed heavy rain caused a branch to snap.

The tree in Eastgate Street, Bury St Edmunds. Picture: Sam Walker
The tree in Eastgate Street, Bury St Edmunds. Picture: Sam Walker

A council spokesman said: "Following the damage caused by a tree branch to the perimeter wall of Abbey Gardens in Bury St Edmunds, a structural engineer instructed by English Heritage has conducted an inspection and confirmed that the wall was not significantly damaged.

"While the footway will remain closed until repairs can be made, West Suffolk Council is now able to safely re-open the road.

"We would like to thank everyone for their patience while these vital checks were made."

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