CCTV captures moment a 60ft tree fell onto the road

A 60ft oak tree, which blocked one of the main roads in Exeter, has been caught on CCTV falling onto the road.

Strong winds caused the tree to fall on to New North Road in the early hours of this morning.

Wayne Blatchford, whose house backs on to the road said: "I heard a crack, it sounded like thunder, and I looked put the window and the whole tree was in my back garden."

"It wasn't a very nice thing to wake up to," he added.

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