Storm Hector: Marchmont road closed after tree falls on cars

The tree has fallen across two parked cars in Marchmont
The tree has fallen across two parked cars in Marchmont
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A tree has fallen on several parked cars in Marchmont as Storm Hector continues to cause carnage across Edinburgh.

Emergency crews were forced to cut up the tree, which landed on top of a white Volkswagen hatchback parked on Strathearn Road.

The damaged white Volkswagen hatchback on Strathearn Road

The damaged white Volkswagen hatchback on Strathearn Road

The car has been severely damaged in the incident.

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The tree was uprooted just before noon today.

Strathearn Road was reopened between Marchmont Road and Mount Grange about 3pm after the fallen tree was removed.

In other incidents, a large tree has fallen and is blocking the entrance to Astley Ainslie Hospital in Morningside. Canaan Lane is also blocked by the tree.

Police are in attendance at the scene.

East Fettes Avenue, near the prestigious Fettes College, is also closed both ways due to a fallen tree after Carrington Road.

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