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09 February 2020 15:00

Picture: Andy Carter A tree blocking the road on White Women Lane caused by Storm Ciara.

Storm Ciara: Trees down and traffic chaos across Norfolk

The Netherlands Meteorological Institute issued an amber alert for Sunday afternoon as storm Ciara began to batter the Dutch coast after crossing Britain overnight. Fallen trees, power cuts and cancelled trains - how Storm Ciara is battering Norfolk Norfolk felt the full force of Storm Ciara on Sunday morning as high winds caused a catalogue of problems across the county. Storm Ciara Wroxham Road tree blocking road, smashed wall and traffic lights. Pictures: BRITTANY WOODMAN Storm Ciara Wroxham Road tree blocking road, smashed wall and traffic lights. Trees and power lines were toppled, major roads were blocked and thousands were left without power as gusts exceeding 60mph swirled in the region.

Norwich was also affected by a tree falling onto the northbound lane in Wroxham Road, Sprowston, causing traffic delays and debris left on the pavement after the tree hit a wall. Another tree came down in White Women Lane in Old Catton, leaving the road completely blocked in both directions. Picture: Rory Coduri Tree is blocking the road between Oakley and Hoxne. Rail passengers were also affected after a tree fell onto the tracks at Wymondham, blocking the Norwich to Cambridge line. A tree blocking the road on White Women Lane caused by Storm Ciara.

Picture: Andy Carter A tree blocking the road on White Women Lane caused by Storm Ciara. In the mid and north of the county, the A148 Holt Road at Aylmerton, near Cromer, was blocked for several hours in one direction, between Lodge Hill and Church Road, due to a fallen tree. A tree has fallen down on Church Road in Scottow, Norwich, caused by Storm Ciara. Picture: Neil Perry A tree has fallen down on Church Road in Scottow, Norwich, caused by Storm Ciara. In the south and west of the county, a number of trees have blocked B-roads.

A tree is down in Station Road, Burston, blocking the route to the A140. Picture: Eloise Whittaker A tree is down in Station Road, Burston, blocking the route to the A140. Syleham Road, which links Oakley to Brockdish, is also blocked in both directions. Hall Lane, in Roydon, near Diss, is blocked by a fallen tree. Merton Road between Watton and Thompson is blocked due to a tree. Picture: Jade Norcutt A tree blown over in Merton Road between Watton and Thompson. A number of buses across Coventry have been diverted, as fallen trees have blocked a major road in the city. The tree has fallen across Broad Lane, at the junction with Wildcroft Road in Whoberley, as Storm Ciara hits the region. As a result, the road is blocked to traffic in both directions. This road is reduced to just one lane, which is causing traffic in the area. It is one of a number of disruptions across Coventry, Warwickshire, and Solihull - as a result of Storm Ciara.