Picture gallery: St Jude’s storm clear-up operation is underway in Brent
- Credit: Archant
A clear-up operation is underway in Brent today to repair the damage across the borough caused by St Jude’s storm yesterday.
Around 70 trees, at least three cars and scores of garden fences were damaged during the gale force weather which swept across the nation.
In St Paul’s Avenue in Willesden, contractors arrived at 10am to remove a tree which fell on a Mercedes and a Golf leaving them with substantial damage.
Ian Williamson, owner of the Mercedes, bought the car a year ago as his wife was excepting and spent £1,000 fixing the vehicle just before disaster struck.
He told the Times: “I was woken up by a ring at the door from my neighbour who figured I should have a look outside. Thing is, the tree was rotten through the core, it probably didn’t need the big wind to push it over.
You may also want to watch:
“We didn’t worry about it as it was inspected at some point during the summer. However we can now see there was a big hole about 10 feet up so it’s pretty much completely hollow...
“Thank god it didn’t fall on anyone and it was just a car; even one I just spent a small fortune fixing up.”
- 1 Mum's 'desperate' fundraiser as 15 families face eviction in Stonebridge
- 2 'No light at the end of the tunnel' says Northwick Park surgeon on operation backlogs
- 3 Estate agents volunteer at Wembley Park's Covid vaccine centre
- 4 Election candidate 'should be disqualified' for lockdown visit, say opposition
- 5 Neasden man charged with murder and knife attacks
- 6 Pictures: Snow arrives covering Gladstone Park and Neasden Temple
- 7 Fundraiser launched after beloved mum found collapsed in Barham Park dies
- 8 Gang member jailed for 18 years after hiding guns and drugs in Cricklewood
- 9 Appeal after woman hit on the head and sexually assaulted in Sudbury
- 10 Wembley drug dealer jailed for biting, scratching and pushing police
In Dollis Hill Lane, Dollis Hill, a third car was damaged by another felled tree while in Preston Park in Wembley, several trees face being chopped down due to the damage sustained in the storm.
Other casualties including a Rowan tree which blocked the path leading to Kensal Green train station, a partially uprooted tree in Barnhill Road, Wembley, which has also caused pavement damage, and reports of the rear entrance to Erin Court in Walm Lane, Willesden, being blocked by a fallen tree..
Do you have pictures of damage in Brent by St Jude’s storm?
Email them to email@example.com or tweet to @bktimes.
To see more pictures click on the photo gallery on the left hand side.