Huge tree branch falls into Crouch End road in strong winds

A huge tree branch was ripped from its trunk and fell into the road as strong winds battered Crouch End.

The branch fell close to a bus stop in Crouch Hill, near the corner of Cecile Park, at about midday on Tuesday (January 3).

It completely blocked the path of the W7 bus, which runs from Crouch End to Muswell Hill, and half of the road to traffic.

Amateur photographer Julia Robinson, 44, of Birchington Road, Crouch End, who took pictures, said: “I haven’t seen winds that strong, I’ve never seen anything like it. It was amazing, literally blowing sheets of water across the road, it was quite incredible to watch.”

Police reportedly arrived shortly afterwards to make the road safe for drivers, before arranging for the tree’s removal.

Strong winds pounded the capital on Tuesday (January 3) and the Met Office confirmed blasts of up to 50mph in London.