Timber!

Fallen tree in Kell Lane, Shibden.
Fallen tree in Kell Lane, Shibden.

WILD weather brought this tree crashing down, blocking the road.

Police were alerted to the drama at Kell Lane in Shibden, Halifax, around lunchtime yesterday. The 40-ft tree had been struck by gusts which tore across Calderdale yesterday, some reported to be as strong as 47 mph.

More blustery weather is forecast for today, with gusts of up to 34mph expected. There will also be more rain showers throughout the day.

The Met Office is forecasting that the winds will drop over the weekend, although they could pick up again next week.

sarah.kelly@halifaxcourier.co.uk