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Barnet Council deals with more than 100 reports of fallen trees and flooding
Barnet Council dealt with more than 100 reports of flooding and fallen trees following last night’s storm.
Tree specialists were sent out to assess those that had fallen onto houses, roads and cars, and remove any considered to be a danger to the public.
The local authority says it prioritised calls that included dealing with a large tree teetering dangerously close to a block of flats in Dollis Road, Finchley Central.
Hendon Wood Lane was closed for some time after a large tree trunk fell and blocked the carriageway.
Gullies and drain grilles were blocked by branches, leaves and other debris blown down by the strong gales and washed in by heavy rain that began in the early hours, causing some localised flooding.
Gates of council-owned parks remained locked today while inspections were carried out for tree damage.
Councillor Dean Cohen, cabinet member for environment, said in a statement: “Luckily we had advanced notice that the storm was on its way and we were able to make preparations for the predicted aftermath.
"Residents seemed to have heeded the warnings and stayed indoors when the storm was at its peak.
“Officers are working flat out to deal with all the reports of trees and branches blown down and we are working our way through each in turn.
“It may take some time but we hope to get the borough’s footpaths and highways back to normal as soon as possible.”
Anyone aware of any more dangerous hanging branches or fallen trees should contact the parks team at firstname.lastname@example.org or 020 8359 2000.
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