Strong winds topple trees across Capital

DOZENS of trees were felled during yesterday's high winds in the Capital.

Trees and bushes toppled over as winds of up to 60mph battered the city.

The worst incident, at East Fettes Avenue, saw a large tree trunk crash on to the road at about 7pm.

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Traffic was blocked for more than two hours as a tree surgeon removed the debris. Nobody was injured and no cars or property were damaged.

Trees are reported to have fallen all over the city.

Other incidents included trees falling in Claremont Park, Harry Lauder Place, Craigmillar Park Road and Roseburn Terrace.

A large trunk also fell across a garden in Kirkliston.

A council spokeswoman said there was an "unusual" number of incidents because of the bad weather.

She said: "The council has been very busy since noon and there has been a dozen reports of trees down across the city.

"Public safety is our main priority and we have worked to clear footpaths and roads as quickly as possible."

A Met Office spokesman said the bad weather was not expected to continue today.

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