A number of buses across Coventry have been diverted, as fallen trees have blocked a major road in the city.
The tree has fallen across Broad Lane, at the junction with Wildcroft Road in Whoberley, as Storm Ciara hits the region.
As a result, the road is blocked to traffic in both directions.
This includes National Express Coventry buses, which are having to divert.
Services affected are the 8, 8a, 9, and 9a routes.
The 8, and 8a services are turning onto Broad Lane, Herald Avenue, and then on to the A45 – missing out on one stop on Broad Lane.
Meanwhile, the 9 and 9a services outbound towards Leasowes Avenue are diverting along Fletchamstead Highway.
This road is reduced to just one lane, which is causing traffic in the area.
It is one of a number of disruptions across Coventry, Warwickshire, and Solihull – as a result of Storm Ciara.
In Solihull, at least two trees have fallen – both of them across the busy A41 Warwick Road.
One is lain across the road in Knowle, near Wyndley Garden Centre, the other is by the Dovehouse Lane parade of shops.
In Coventry and Warwickshire meanwhile:
- Police were called to Heath Crescent, near to Stoke Heath Primary school this morning, as a result of a tree falling there.
- Up in North Warwickshire, it hasn’t been the trees falling causing the biggest problem, but rather, falling power and telephone cables in the village of Nether Whitacre.
- Warwickshire Police’s Atherstone and Coleshill team has taken to social media to urge the public to avoid the area, as they “have been inundated with calls about fallen trees already and the weather is getting worse.”
- Back in Coventry meanwhile, there has been unconfirmed reports of a shop frontage being blown down on Radford Road.
What about the railways too?
Today’s disruption is not limited to the roads.
Currently, no trains are running between Coventry and Leamington Spa, as a tree is blocking the line at Kenilworth.
As a result, road transport has been called for.
This is also impacting on CrossCountry services from Reading to Manchester – as they will now no longer call at Coventry or Birmingham International.
Elsewhere in the county, some trains from Stratford-upon-Avon are diverting, due to trees on the line towards High Wycombe.