FALLEN branches have caused the closure of a main road in Basingstoke.

Two branches fell today from the same tree in Pack Lane, Kempshott, with the second branch landing on an overhead electricity wire.

Engineers have closed the road from the Fiveways junction to Coniston Road so they can remove the branches.

The first branch fell this morning, causing police officers to close part of the road to traffic. A second branch fell at 2.30pm, covering most of the road and resting on the electricity wire.

No-one was injured in the incident and no power outages have been reported.