Tree falls on car in Calbourne closing Elm Lane (cleared)

Island Roads say a tree has fallen on a car in Calbourne, closing a road. 

Elm Lane has been temporarily closed at its junction with Barton Corner to Five House Lane.

A diversion is in place which will affect those roads and Pound Lane.

A spokesman for Island Roads has explained the incident has been cleared and the road has been reopened.

A spokesman for Hampshire Constabulary said: “We were called at 12.17pm to reports of a tree falling on a van which was driving in Elm Lane, Calbourne.

“The van was damaged as a result but no one was injured.”

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Advice to landowners

Island Roads would like to remind landowners to help keep roads safe by preventing floodwater trees and other debris falling onto the highway over the autumn.

Each year, over the autumn and winter period, Island Roads faces a large number of reports of floodwater, fallen trees or other debris causing disruption or hazards for road users. Whilst across the UK, on average, at least six people are killed each year by falling trees.

The company is therefore renewing its appeal to landowners to act now, ahead of the winter months, to inspect and clear ditches, watercourses and any unstable trees to help prevent them becoming a hazard for road users.

For more information visit Island Roads website here: