A ROAD in Poole is closed this morning due to a fallen tree.

The large tree, described as a “very mature pine tree”, is completely blocking Cliff Drive in Canford Cliffs.

Contractors are on site currently dealing with the tree.

A spokesperson for Borough of Poole said there was no damage to any vehicles or buildings and no one had been injured.

The tree had a girdled root system, meaning its roots had wrapped around itself below the surface causing it to become weak and fall.

It is not known how long the road will be closed for.

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