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Trees knocked down high load vehicle

Reported in the Verges - Damaged by Vehicles category anonymously at 10:15, Sat 27 July 2019

Sent to Northamptonshire Highways 5 minutes later. ref: 1710095.

At approx. 9 pm on Thursday 25 July the Street Doctor was contacted via the Police to clear large fallen branches from trees that had been broken off due to an excessively high loaded vehicle. The road is now clear but the debris remains on the verge side and also tree's have been damaged by the branches being torn off. Can the verges be cleared and the damage to the tree's be professionally made good. BT have also been out this morning (27 July) to repair the damaged overhead lines caused by this vehicle.

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  • Thank you for reporting a fault on the highway. We will use the information you have provided to assess and prioritise this fault in accordance with our published response times for fault reports.

    State changed to: Investigating

    Posted by Northamptonshire Highways at 10:20, Sat 27 July 2019

  • This was dealt with by our out of hours team at the time of the incident. There are two affected trees one id a Horse Chestnut which is a hedgerow tree and is consequently the responsibility of and owned by the adjacent landowner and one is an oak tree which is growing in the highway verge and is consequently classed as a Highway Tree and is our responsibility. An initial visual survey has been carried out and there would appear to be no immediate safety issues. We have asked our tree surgeon to do a more in depth survey of the trees in question to ascertain what further actions may be necessary for the long term health of the tree in question. The debris from the incident was moved off of the highway as a short term measure until removal could be arranged either by ourselves or the landowner in that some period of time has elapsed since the incident i will get my contractor to remove this.

    State changed to: Action scheduled

    Posted by Northamptonshire Highways at 14:04, Mon 29 July 2019

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