STRONG wings have brought down a tree in Newport.

The tree fell down across the Ridgeway during the early hours.

South Wales Argus:

(Picture: Jonathan Powell)

The road remains blocked off, with efforts under way to remove the tree.

An eyewitness said he thought a telephone line might have been downed in the fall.

Newport City Council confirmed the incident was being dealt with by council staff.

South Wales Argus:

This week the country has been battered by Storm Gareth which brought winds of up to 65 mph and heavy rain.

No weather warning is currently in place, but a yellow warning for strong winds has been issued for heavy rain and gale force winds tomorrow.

For further updates follow our live blog on further disruption caused by the weather here.