A Peterborough fencing repairs company experienced a surge in calls following Storm Doris.
Stile Fencing & Construction Ltd saw its phone lines get busy from 2pm yesterday (Thursday, February 23) as Doris raged through the city.
Bookkeeper Kevin Bird told the Peterborough Telegraph: “I’m sure I had more than 40 calls before 9.30am. I would not normally expect to have more than four or five in the morning.
“When we saw what the winds were like yesterday afternoon we ordered more timber to come in so we were prepared for it.
“Trees were going down and taking fences with them. It’s now a case of taking the mess away and starting again.”
Peterborough City Council said the amount of damage from the storm was approximately £5,000 with around 50 trees damaged.
A spokeswoman said: “We expect the tree clean up exercise to continue throughout the weekend. Work is prioritised with trees fallen on roads that are blocking access.
“The tree management team will reinspect any trees that have been damaged to make sure they stay safe.
“The felled trees are logged and used for fuel by some charities through a community payback scheme, or chipped and the chippings used in the city’s parks.”