Fire officers out in force because of Storm Doris

Storm Doris has wreaked havoc across Bedfordshire, with trees falling, roofs blowing off and even a teenager impaled in the wrist by railings.

By The Newsroom
Thursday, 23rd February 2017, 4:19 pm
Updated Wednesday, 1st March 2017, 8:52 am
The fallen tree in Totternhoe
The fallen tree in Totternhoe

Beds Fire and Recsue Service stated there were reports about fallen trees in Church Road, Tottenhoe this morning, as well as other fallen trees on the A6 by the Sharnbrook Hotel, on the A1 near Sandy, Northbound to the Black Cat roundabout and at 11.40am by the Bull Public House, London Road, Bedford.

In Bury Way, Shillington, firefighters assisted following the collapse of a chimney and a large number of slates falling from roofs into the road. Two power lines are also down. Slates and debris from the roofs has blown into the roadway and a chimney has collapsed onto the road. On-call Firefighters from Shefford Community Fire Station cordoned off the road while awaiting the attendance of the UK Power networks to deal with power lines and local contractors to clear away the debris

The roof of Bondaglass Voss Ltd, Sunderland Rd, Sandy was blown onto East Coast railway line. This was reported to us by off duty Firefighter. We notified rail authority and a train was then seen to stop and the driver has move debris off the track. We sent an officer to the scene and liaised with Rail Incident Officer from network rail who is now in attendance.

In Russett Road, Dunstable Firefighters attended to assist after the roof was blown off of a building into the road.

At The Academy, Church Road, Stotfold, Firefighters attended to assist paramedics after a 16 year old was impaled by the wrist on some railings.

Leighton Middle School was attended by Firefighters to assist after trhe roof began to come away from the Old School House.

The roof at Tool Station, Cambridge Road, Bedford was also seriously affected by the wind.

Passing Firefighters also dealt with traffic lights and signage affected by the wind on the A421 towards Junction 13 with the M1.

So far there have been no road traffic collisions reported to the Fire Service.

Beds Fire and Rescue Service has issued the following advice: