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Repairs to park hit by storms.

EMERGENCY safety work has been carried out at a park where a tree was felled by storms.

The tree at College Park, Bangor, was blown onto the road as gale force winds hit on January 9. The street had to be closed in both directions, causing severe delays.

The incident prompted Bangor University, which owns College Park, to carry out an assessment of the site over fears more trees could fall.

The university closed the site and teamed up with Gwynedd council to cut down more trees on the border of the park.

One side of Deiniol Road, as well as Love Lane and College Park, were all closed while the work was carried out, with the park reopening on Monday.

Bangor city councillor Les Day said: "Another tree was recognised as being dangerous as if it was about to come down.

"There were police on site, the university estate manager and a Gwynedd council inspector together with a highways gang.

"For safety reasons they decided to protect the left hand traffic lane on Deiniol Road and close Love Lane as that was the likely projected angle of fall with the high winds.

"Tree contractors and a tree specialist from the university were sent to the site on Monday morning to pull it down.

"During a subsequent inspection of the trees, another tree has been identified as being at risk of falling down, so that will also be taken down."

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Publication:Daily Post (Conwy, Wales)
Geographic Code:4EUUK
Date:Jan 22, 2015
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