A FALLEN tree is blocking a road in Ellesmere Port.

The local policing team have taken to social media to alert motorists to avoid the Rivarce Road area which is now closed whilst teams work to remove the blockage.

A spokesman for the force said: “Rivarce Road is currently closed between Rivarce Valley Country Park and the Vauxhall Sports Club due to a fallen down tree. Please use another route.”

Strong winds have been felt throughout the day in the county which may be a contributing factor to the tree falling over.