Fire crews mobilised as storm Ciara brings chaos to Oxfordshire

Road closures, trees falling, property damage and road debris were just some of the calls Oxfordshire Fire and Rescue were called to over the weekend.

Monday, 10th February 2020, 10:28 am
Updated Monday, 10th February 2020, 10:28 am
Fire crews deal with a fallen tree
Fire crews deal with a fallen tree

More than 150 trees and large branches came down as 60mph wind battered the county.

An Amber weather warning was in place for Oxfordshire, keeping local fire crews and highways teams busy over the last 24 hours.

Oxfordshire Fire and Rescue posted on Facebook yesterday to say it had already attended over 80 call-outs related to the bad weather.

Since the storm hit, officials in Oxfordshire have dealt with 153 fallen trees or branches, four calls for property damage and four calls about debris in the road.

They also handled problems with electrical equipment, flooding and damaged footpaths.

Numerous power cuts were reported, affecting residential homes and businesses, with a number of traffic lights affected by the cuts

In Bicester, the side of a house crumbled away from one property.

Across the UK more than 20-thousand homes went without power and there was disruption to flights, ferries and train services.