STORM Ciara continued on her path of destruction across Oxfordshire overnight, with heavy downpours and strong gusts battering the county.

Oxfordshire County Council revealed this morning that it received reports of 153 fallen trees and tree branches over the course of the weekend.

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It dealt with four calls about damage to property, three for fallen traffic management items such as barriers, and more about debris in the road and electrical faults.

The authority said in a statement: "Colleagues from emergency planning, highways and the Fire and Rescue Service worked round the clock to respond to all the problems caused by the storm conditions."

Headington Hill in Oxford was closed this morning due to a fallen tree, with barriers in place to stop motorists from attempting to pass.

The council had said the road would remain shut for 'most if not all of today' as it required specialist removal, but confirmed just after 2pm that the road had reopened.

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Witney Gazette: Bus services had been unable to serve Oxford Brookes University prior to the road reopening.

The Grange Community Primary School in Banbury was closed today and expects to be closed tomorrow too, after a huge tree fell down in its car park yesterday.

Information on the county council's school closures page said: "The school will be closed for the next two days to clear away a fallen 250 year old tree that is on school grounds and has been assessed as very dangerous.

"The school perimeter fencing has been flattened thus rendering the school site insecure."

The A4421 between Bicester and Fringford was also blocked for much of today due to multiple fallen trees, but that has also since been cleared.

There were also reports of a tree on the A420 at Faringdon this morning, near the Aldi roundabout, which was causing slow traffic. 

The A41 Boundary Way in Wendlebury was also partly blocked due to a fallen tree, as is the footway and carriageway at Cumnor Hill. 

Stagecoach reported that some of its services were disrupted this morning due to the poor conditions.

Its S5 and 26 buses were unable to serve the Kingsmere estate in Bicester.

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As well as the diversion on the Oxford Tube, the closure of Headington Hill also meant that its 8 and 9 services had to divert via Morrell Avenue, missing South Park and Brookes University.

Oxfordshire Fire and Rescue Service said its crews were sent to more than 80 storm-related call-outs in the county yesterday.

Witney Gazette:

Part of a roof blew off in Bicester's Whitelands Way. Picture: Oxfordshire Fire and Rescue

Firefighters dealt with collapsed walls, flying debris from buildings, unsafe signs and structures 'in danger of falling which presented a risk to the public', the fire service said.

Several roads in the county were blocked yesterday due to fallen trees, and any reports of new incidents this morning should be raised with Oxfordshire County Council. 

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Winds were so strong in Clanfield, West Oxfordshire, that a roof was completely swept off of a garage.

Witney Gazette:

Picture: Mark Elliott

More than 150 trees came crashing down as a result of the high-speed winds, particularly in rural areas.

Police were also sent to deal with storm-related incidents yesterday, including a tree that had fallen on the A44 near the Duke of Marlborough. 

An amber weather warning that was in place yesterday has been lifted, but Oxford and much of the county is still forecast heavy rain this afternoon and gusts of up to 40mph.