December 9 2013 Latest news:
Monday, October 28, 2013
Sunshine and bright skies are starting to break out across north Norfolk as the stormy weather moves out across the North Sea.
Cromer, Sheringham, Holt, North Walsham, Aylsham and numerous villages were hammered by heavy downpours and blustery gusts of wind earlier this morning.
By 11.30am however, the skies began to brighten and the sun started to come out.
But the stormy weather has caused some disruption.
In Sheringham a tree came down across Cromer Road, blocking the road and entrance to the fire station. Staff from the newly opened Tesco store, which sits opposite the station, rallied together to move it.
Store manager Simon Nellis, said: “One of my team members alerted me to the fallen tree. There was nobody in at the fire or police station so we were quite concerned that if there was an emergency, they wouldn’t have easy access in and out of the building.”
The staff moved the tree onto a path, where it remains, and have coned off the area.
Further south, staff at Blicking Hall have made the decision to shut the gardens due to concerns about some older trees. Extra activities are being laid on in the house and the closure will be reviewed later this afternoon.
The Bure Valley Railway in Aylsham is not operating a service due to the forecast high winds. Trains are expected to run as normal tomorrow.
Sheringham Park and Felbrigg Hall are open as usual.
A spokesman for North Norfolk District Council said bin collection services went ahead as normal this morning. A couple of trees were reported to have blown down in the west of the district but crews had managed to circumnavigate them.
Street cleaners had been asked to ensure gulleys were free of leaves to prevent surface water accumulating where possible.
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