Bedford Borough didn’t escape the winds and heavy rain battering much of the UK over Friday and Saturday.
Two roads were closed temporarily yesterday (10 Aug) after strong winds brought down trees.
Bedford Borough Council are said to have cleared away around 20 fallen trees.
Falcon Avenue in Brickhill and a road in Riseley were blocked by fallen trees but these were quickly cleared away and the roads reopened.
Meanwhile a tree that fell on a Polhill Avenue driveway destroyed two cars.
Susan Hughes described on the We Are Bedford Facebook page how passing police officers came to help and were then joined by council tree surgeons who removed the tree.
Speaking of the incident and comments made on her post, Susan said: “It was a bit upsetting as both cars were crushed.
“But, the kind thoughts of hundreds of Bedford people and the help from the police and the speed of the response from the council has lifted our spirits.”
Cars were also damaged in Pembroke Street, although witness say they seem to have escaped with just a few scratches.
There are, currently, no reports of anyone being injured in any of the incidents.
On Friday (9 Aug), heavy rain caused chaos for rail users and holidaymakers in the area.
A wide-spread power cut left trains at a standstill forcing train operators to cancel services.
Meanwhile, holidaymakers returning to Luton were delayed when the immigration hall was flooded.