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Road closed and more than 450 homes left without power after tree falls down

PUBLISHED: 11:24 22 February 2020 | UPDATED: 11:48 22 February 2020

Heydon Road in Aylsham had to be closed after a tree fell down. Picture: DONNA-LOUISE BISHOP

Heydon Road in Aylsham had to be closed after a tree fell down. Picture: DONNA-LOUISE BISHOP

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A road in north Norfolk had to be shut for two hours after a large tree fell over onto power cables.

Heydon Road in Aylsham, about a mile away from Blickling Hall, was closed off by officers from Norfolk police shortly before 10am on Saturday, February 22 after strong winds caused a tree to blow over.

An inspector for Norfolk Constabulary said: "When the tree came down it did cause some problems with overhead power cables but they have all been checked out and are sorted."

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UK Power Networks confirmed that more than 450 properties lost power over seven different postcode areas as a result of the tree falling.

A statement posted on its website read: "We had to turn off power in [the] area so our engineers could safely carry out emergency repairs to the network."

The power was expected to be out for around three hours.

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