A large yew tree has fallen across a road, blocking it. Work has already begun to cut up the tree, which is lying across Hinckley Road in Burbage, but it is expected to take more than a day to remove completely. A spokesman for Leicestershire County Council said: "We got the call at about 12.30pm today. "Our highway inspector got to site at about 1pm and the police were already on site and had closed the road. "Burbage Parish Council are to cut up and remove the tree and their contractors were already on site when our highway inspector got to site. "It may take a couple of days to get the tree removed and the road re-opened." UPDATE: The road will be closed for two days to allow workers to clear the tree. Leicestershire County Council said the route from the junction with Forresters Road to the junction with Grove Road will be shut. The alternative route will be via: Forresters Road, Brookside, Rugby Road, Sketchley Road.
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