Fallen trees cause delays on Gloucestershire roads

Fallen trees and heavy rain have caused delays on Gloucestershire's roads.

Winds of more than 50mph blew down at least 20 trees, police said. Flash flooding also occurred in places.

The driver of a Ford Fiesta was taken to Frenchay Hospital in Bristol after the car ended up in a ditch beside the A46 near Tetbury.

Gloucestershire Police warned motorists to take extra care on the county's roads, especially minor routes, during the strong winds.

Earlier Old Road, in Maisemore, near Gloucester, was shut near the A417 junction because of a fallen tree.

Flooding on Leckhampton Hill in Ullenwood, Cheltenham, was causing delays to traffic.

The A40 in Gloucester was partially-blocked between the Elmbridge Court roundabout and the Longford roundabout.

Fallen trees also caused the partial closure of the A436 at Upper Oddington and the A466 in Redbrook.

Batsford Arboretum near Moreton-in-Marsh was closed as a precautionary measure because of high winds.

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