Guernsey's States warns islanders about unsafe trees

A car crushed by a tree in Guernsey Strong winds and heavy snow caused a tree to fall on a car in St Peter Port

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Guernsey residents have been warned to be cautious near trees following the wind and snow storms that battered the island earlier in the week.

A joint statement from four States of Guernsey departments said people should be wary of cracked or broken branches which could fall.

Guernsey Police said at least 65 trees had come down on or near roads.

Residents have been encouraged to report any damaged trees near public land to the Environment Department.

Le Guet, Saumarez Nature Trail and the Pine Forest have been outlined as areas of primary concern while the island's reservoir and cliff paths as areas in which to be vigilant.

Heavy snow and strong winds led to a number of branches and trees falling into roads around Guernsey, with one car crushed by a tree in St Peter Port.

The island's emergency services said there had been no tree-related injuries reported as yet.

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