POLICE told motorists to avoid a section of the A40 which was partially blocked by a fallen tree.

One driver said they thought the tree had fallen onto a car that had a smashed windscreen near the area of blocked road, which has since been reopened.

An Oxford Mail reader added: "We saw this (the tree fall on the Range Rover) happen.

"Poor chap. Must have been a huge shock. Hope he's ok."

Lane one of the London-bound section of road before the Islip turning on the B4027 was blocked.

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Oxford Mail:

Police tweeted that roads policing officers were 'on the scene and managing to keep part of lane two running' but said the area was 'best avoided'.

Within an hour, police said the tree was removed and the road fully reopened.