STRONG winds brought a tree down on a village road.

Those heading down Valentine Way, Silver End, found the road completely blocked this afternoon after the tree was felled by a heavy gust of wind.

It is understood no-one was injured when the tree came down but a powerline is thought to have been damaged.

Residents say Braintree Council workmen have been called out to the scene and are in the process of clearing the road.

The Met Office has issued a weather warning, with strong winds expected to cause further issues throughout the next few days.