Cars damaged as high winds fell trees

Firefighters were called to help pull away trees felled by high winds over the weekend, with several cars on Morningside Drive left damaged by the stormy conditions.

Some cars were damaged by falling branches. Picture: Colin Walker

A fire crew closed the road on Saturday to allow highway workers to cut away heavy branches brought down by strong winds.

Local witness Colin Walker said the storm caused “chaos” in the leafy residential neighbourhood, saying “large sections of a tree were blown down” in Morningside Drive.

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He added: “The fire brigade were quickly on the scene and the road was closed as an emergency measure whilst forestry contractors removed the debris. After several hours the road was reopened.”

A crushed car in Morningside Drive. Picture: Colin Walker
Branches fell in Morningside Drive. Picture: Colin Walker