Derby

Derbyshire hit by strong winds overnight

  • 13 February 2014
  • From the section Derby
Five Lamps tree
Image caption People living in flats in Parker Close, Derby had to be evacuated after the tree fell
Chesterfield tree
Image caption Derbyshire Police said they were called to 19 weather-related incidents on Wednesday
Derby Road, Ashbourne
Image caption Mark and Diane Grist from Ashbourne woke to find a tree had crashed through their garage

Emergency services in Derbyshire said they were kept busy by trees falling in strong winds on Wednesday night.

A tree at Kingsmead School in Derby smashed into a block of flats in Parker Close during the high winds and saw residents evacuated.

Several trees also fell in the High Peaks including one which crushed a motorcycle.

David Hutchinson from Derbyshire Fire and Rescue said they had received more calls than they could assist with.

Firefighters were also called to rescue two horses after they became stuck in a field in Ripley.

"Fire control received a high volume of calls on Wednesday night," said Mr Hutchinson.

"There were many calls where we were unable to assist or will have to wait until the winds has calmed down."

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