A large fallen tree is currently blocking Whitehall Road in Chingford

Bus stop 'flattened' by large fallen tree

Firefighters work to cut down the over-sized tree

Police are at the scene diverting traffic

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East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Photograph of the Author by , Reporter

A road has been blocked by a large collapsed tree. 

The tree has fallen across Whitehall Road in Chingford and is reported to have knocked over a bus stop shelter outisde Seymour Court. 

Police have cordoned off a section of the road and firefighters are at the scene. 

There are no reports of any injuries. 

Cars are being diverted to Brook Road and Forest Side, while bus services 179 and 379 are disrupted.

Waltham Forest Council have confirmed tree surgeons are on-site. The road is expected to be closed until after 6pm this evening. 

 

 

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2:28pm Thu 1 May 14

kirstywright says...

that must have been one fat squirrel.- hope know one was hurt .
that must have been one fat squirrel.- hope know one was hurt . kirstywright
  • Score: 7

4:00pm Thu 1 May 14

kirstywright says...

kirstywright wrote:
that must have been one fat squirrel.- hope know one was hurt .
sorry.. that should read I hope NO one was injured -- we all make mistakes, as the dalek said climbing off the dustbin.
[quote][p][bold]kirstywright[/bold] wrote: that must have been one fat squirrel.- hope know one was hurt .[/p][/quote]sorry.. that should read I hope NO one was injured -- we all make mistakes, as the dalek said climbing off the dustbin. kirstywright
  • Score: 6

4:20pm Thu 1 May 14

Thunderbird4 says...

Waltham Forest Council have confirmed tree surgeons are on-site.

I hope they can save it. Will it make it through the night?
Waltham Forest Council have confirmed tree surgeons are on-site. I hope they can save it. Will it make it through the night? Thunderbird4
  • Score: 4

5:49pm Thu 1 May 14

PlymE4 says...

Ergh! 397 not 379! Classic WF Guardian!
Ergh! 397 not 379! Classic WF Guardian! PlymE4
  • Score: 5

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