WORRIED people have swamped Kirklees Council with calls about fallen trees and branches.
The council's forestry workers are on call 24 hours a day, and this looks set to carry on as long as high winds continue.
Two men from Brighouse were killed last month as their car was crushed under a 10-tonne beech tree in Woodhead Road, Berry Brow.
High winds this week brought a tree down on Wilshaw Road, between Netherton and Meltham, and endangered three more trees in Liversedge and Cleckheaton.
Steve Palmer, Kirklees's forestry contract manager, said branches hanging over roads were a problem. He and a team of workers have gone to a number of places where fallen trees or branches have caused problems.
They had to clear areas on Savile Road and Old Bank Road, Mirfield, so drivers and pedestrians could pass safely.
Mr Palmer said: "We concentrate mostly on highway areas.
"Moving trunks and clearing roads can be dangerous in gales.
"Sometimes, it is necessary for branches to be removed, and this can often involve climbing trees.
"If we feel the wind is too high we try to leave the job until it has died down."
Mr Austin Holroyd, of Almondbury, is worried about several trees, particularly one below King James's School which hangs over St Helen's Gate.