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Monday, October 28, 2013
Reports from around Rotherhithe indicate fallen trees and branches
Photograph by Steve Cornish.
After last night's high winds (I couldn't believe how loud it was during the night), there have been reports from all around Rotherhithe of fallen trees and branches, blocking paths and causing delays during rush-hour.
Steve Cornish, Chair of the Friends of Russia Dock Woodland, took this photograph of a poplar leaning up against a house in Shipwright's Road, and says that tree fellers were in position to remove the tree at 9am this morning. Nothing worse seems to have occurred in terms of damage to housing.
Steve also points out that at least six large trees have fallen in the Russia Dock Woodland.
Pet welfare organizations are recommending that gardens are checked for fallen fences and gaps in hedges before letting dogs out, and that cats are kept indoors until the winds have dropped.
I would imagine anyone taking the Thames Clipper this morning found it a more exciting experience than usual!