Hereford & Worcester

Worcestershire snow: Trains delayed by falling trees

Edgar Street
Image caption Volunteers were needed to help get snow of the ground at Edgar Street, Hereford

Trees falling onto railway lines brought disruption to rail services in Worcestershire.

London Midland reported several trees had fallen onto lines in the Barn Green area, disrupting services between Hereford and Birmingham.

Services later resumed but with delays, a spokesman said.

Elsewhere, snowy conditions led to Hereford United appealing for fans' help in clearing the pitch before kick-off at Edgar Street.

After the snow was cleared 1,162 watched Hereford United lose 2-1 to Hyde FC in the Blue Square Bet Premier league.

Sheep stranded

A Hereford and Worcester Fire and Rescue spokesman said crews had been called out to a tree which had fallen and blocked a road between Kington and Erdesley in Herefordshire at about 09.30 GMT.

They had also been called out to round up a flock of 70 sheep stranded in flood water in Luggbridge, near Hereford.

"We helped the farmer round them up and get them to higher ground," he said.

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