Huge Fallen Trees Damage Several Cars In Birkirkara As Gale-Force Winds Hit The Islands
A parked police motorbike and a passing car were among those damaged
Two huge trees in Birkirkara's Valley Road avenue snapped and were blown onto oncoming traffic this morning as strong winds continue to hit the Maltese Islands. As a result, two vehicles were damaged; a parked police motorcycle and a car which happened to be driving in the opposite direction. Thankfully, no one was hurt.
The incident happened at around 10:45 this morning, with one person who witnessed the whole thing saying he considers himself lucky to still be alive. The whole road is currently closed off.
In a Facebook Live video, NET News showed the extent of the damage to the trees, which snapped from the lower part of the trunks.
Gale-force, Grigal and Lvant winds all forecasted for the rest of the day. While the wind is predicted to reach an average of 35 km/hr, some forecasts mentioned gusts of over 50 km/hr. This puts the wind solidly in the Force 7 category.