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Woman escapes fallen tree

May 12th, 2018 / / categories: 南京夜网 /

A WOMAN was trapped for a short period when a tree was uprooted and fell on a car in which she was a passenger at Wynyard yesterday.
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The car was being driven west on Goldie St by a 45-year-old man at the time of the incident, which was reported about 12.40pm.

The Bureau of Meteorology recorded wind gusts of more than 100kmh at Wynyard airport at the time.

The man managed to escape through the driver’s side rear window but the woman had to be extracted by Ambulance Tasmania through the rear of the vehicle.

No injuries to either occupant were reported and both declined the offer of Ambulance Tasmania to escort them to hospital.

Meanwhile, a gale force wind blast blew over a trailer being towed along West Pine Rd, near Penguin, yesterday.

The upturned trailer blocked a lane of the road for a time before being cleared.

Yesterday’s incidents occurred as storm-force winds and squalls lashed the Coast again, after a “mini-tornado” hit the Don region of Devonport on Wednesday night.

Devonport City Council acting operations manager Peter Tuson said most of the debris from the fallen trees around Don had now been cleaned up, including on walking tracks in the area.

Bureau of Meteorology forecaster David James said the conditions were relatively normal for the spring but the North-West Coast was experiencing higher wind speeds than average.

“The North-West Coast has had a succession of low-pressure systems, which has caused the trouble,” Mr James said.

“But they’ve since moved off and there’s a high coming through.”

Mr James said to expect similar conditions over the weekend, with windy weather followed by fine conditions interspersed with showers.

“(Today) we’re going to still have a south-westerly stream,” he said. “But Sunday we have things calming down a bit.”

FURIOUS SPRING: Emergency personnel clean up after a tree trapped a woman in her car at Wynyard yesterday.

The fallen tree on Goldie St, Wynyard. Pictures: Raeyn McMillan.

The fallen tree on Goldie St, Wynyard. Pictures: Raeyn McMillan.

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