Road closed as emergency tree work carried out

PUBLISHED: 16:14 08 March 2018 | UPDATED: 16:14 08 March 2018

The tree which is undergoing work. Picture: North Somerset Council

The tree which is undergoing work. Picture: North Somerset Council

North Somerset Council

A road in North Somerset has been closed this morning (Thursday) while emergency work on a tree is completed.

The B3128 Ashton Road in Long Ashton was closed at 10am today while a team of tree surgeons began work to cut down a sycamore tree.

The large tree has ‘become dangerous’ according to North Somerset Council after concerns were raised about the large hole at its base.

A council spokesman added: “The tree will be cut down to approximately eight foot and used as a dead wood habitat for wildlife.”

According to Long Ashton Parish Council the road is expected to be closed today and tomorrow (Friday) although it may reopen overnight if ‘it is safe to do so’.

There will be a diversion in place by the South Bristol Link roundabout.

**UPDATE: 16.12pm**

The roads have now been opened but will close at 9am tomorrow (Friday) for work to be completed.

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