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The incident happened about 1.30pm, near the Vauxhall Yacht Club, and initially blocked the city-bound lane of the road, forcing traffic to go around it, a police spokeswoman said.
Emergency services arrived to direct traffic and clear the scene, helped by a member of the public - armed with a chainsaw - who worked to remove the tree. The mess was cleared later in the afternoon.