Lucky escape as 50ft tree crashes onto parked cars in Bath
Drivers in Bath had a lucky escape today as a 50ft tree crashed onto parked cars.
The tree smashed into cars parked in Weston Park Road as travel plans were plunged into chaos by the continued torrential downpours.
Roads were blocked, homes flooded and trains stopped in their tracks as the region bore the brunt of the latest storm to lash the country.
Police received a number of calls from worried members of the public after the tree blocked Weston Park Road around 11am today.
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The tree hit at least one parked car and brought down a street light but fortunately no one was hurt in the drama.
As the rain continued to fall in and around Bath the A431 between Bitton and Bath was closed because of flooding.
Long delays built up on the A4 Bath Road at Saltford because of flooding.
Drivers were advised the road was "passable with care".
Earlier Weston Road in the city was also flooded at the Park Lane junction and there were reports of flooding at the bottom of Winsley Hill.
Bath and North East Somerset Councillor Geoff Ward went onto the social network site Twitter to report: "Charlcombe Lane badly flooded, water pouring off the hills and creating mayhem!!"
The B4069 in Kington Langley near Chippenham and the A361 between Semington and Trowbridge was closed because of flooding.
Train services between Swindon and and Bath and Gloucester and Bristol were suspended as the rain brought wreaked more havoc.