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Fallen tree causes heavy traffic in Wolverhampton as region battles strong winds

A stretch of a busy Wolverhampton road has closed as a result of a fallen tree as the region battles strong winds.

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A large tree was brought down on Tettenhall Road, at its junction with Newhampton Road West, on Saturday afternoon.

Fire crews were called and tasked with making the route safe again.

The fallen tree on Tettenhall Road, Wolverhampton.

As a result, motorists have been warned of disruption to their journeys, with slow moving traffic seen along Tettenhall Road onto Wergs Road.

The partial road closure is also impacting bus routes, with the Service 1 diverting in both directions via Compton Road, Henwood Road and The Rock.

The fallen tree

It comes as a flurry of high winds and rain is expected to sweep across the region this weekend as Storm Kathleen approaches.

Gusts are expected to reach up to 44 miles per hour in Wolverhampton on Saturday evening but are expected to calm slightly of Sunday to 38 miles per hour.