This live event has finished
- Collision happened near the B3141 Woolavington Hill junction
- Road surface is covered with branches and debris
- The crash is causing long tailbacks
THE tree has now been cleared and traffic is returning to normal.
A spokesman for the lorry company, I .C Express, said: "The driver is OK. He made it out with more than a few scratches and is currently receiving treatment in hospital."
Careful out on the roads today. I was on the A39 earlier when this happened http://t.co/wJ7suXxRoG Massive tailbacks through Cossington.— @MercuryKJames 12 February 2014
THIS photo is from witness Bernard Minns.
He said: "The tree has come down and it would appear that the lorry driver tried to avoid it but ended up going through it.
"He got out with just a few scratches on him though."
A fallen tree on the A39 at Bawdrip is blocking the road and Police are on the scene. Delays likely.— @SomersetCouncil 12 February 2014
THIS was the extraordinary scene on the A39 near Bawdrip this afternoon.