Storm Gareth brings down massive Featherstone tree and blocks road

The tree is blocking the entire road.
The tree is blocking the entire road.

High winds have brought down a tree which has forced a road to close in Featherstone.

The huge tree is covering the full carriageway on Ackworth Road and police are on the scene and Wakefield Council are on their way to assist.

The police sent out a Tweet reading: "It might not have a scary or destructive sounding name but #StormGareth is causing some damage in the area!"