Downed tree shuts main Penryn road for over 12 hours
A tumbled down evergreen closed off the main arterial route in and out of Penryn for the entire morning on Saturday.
A section of the B3292 known as The Praze, between its junctions with Durgan Lane and Truro Hill, was closed for over 12 hours this morning while contractors from CORMAC dealt with a mammoth felled tree.
It was brought down in high winds at about 10pm last night.
BELOW: A map showing the site of the downed tree.
Police response sergeant Regie Butler took to social networking website Twitter at 10.36pm to warn motorists that the road was blocked adding "highways and police are dealing with it."
He underestimated the scale of the task at hand, however, when he forecast the road would only be closed for "the next hour or two".
CORMAC were still on site with chainsaws at 11am this morning and the road was only reopened by midday.
ABOVE: The remains of the downed tree after it was cut into sections by CORMAC contractors.
ABOVE: Contractors from CORMAC worked through the morning to clear the mammoth tree that had blocked the road.
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