Fallen tree blocks Berkhamsted canal

The tree fell on an unoccupied moored boat

Monday, 26th April 2021, 4:37 pm

A canal in Berkhamsted was blocked after a tree fell in the wind on Sunday (April 25).

A man contacted Hemel Today after seeing the large tree blocking the canal near the Old Mill pub in Berkhamsted.

No one was injured in the incident, which was dealt with by the Canal and River Trust's response team.

The Canal and River Trust's response team dealt with the incident

The witness said: "A large tree has fallen onto a barge and blocked the canal located at the old Mill pub in Berkhamsted! The boat is still afloat but no barges can pass either way.

"A model sloth has been crushed! No one was hurt although the boat cannot move."

A spokesperson for The Canal and River Trust said: "The Trust has a response team that can react to such events as and when required. They became aware of a windblown tree, which was dealt with by out of hours team immediately.

"At this stage we are awaiting the full set of details and we can confirm that a tree fell on an unoccupied moored boat on the offside (opposite side to the towpath) and that no one was injured."

Fallen tree blocks the canal
A man contacted Hemel Today after seeing the large tree blocking the canal near the Old Mill pub in Berkhamsted.