THIS was the dramatic scene when a Bridgwater van driver was caught up in severe winds last week.

Van driver Les Trunks was heading along Westonzoyland Road when a tree fell onto his van during the heavy winds on Thursday morning (November 29).

“Luckily no-one else was hurt," he said.

"I was a bit shaken to see the tree falling down in front of me as I couldn’t avoid it and there is a 10ft ditch the other side of the road.

“I do apologise for the traffic chaos but it was Mother Nature, not me.”

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As well as the A372 being closed, Somerset Highways staff dealt with a number of incidents of fallen trees as Somerset endured high winds which prompted a weather warning from the Met Office.

Trees also reportedly came down in Bridgwater, Brent Knoll, East Brent, Wellington and Lympsham.