The incident happened just as local schoolchildren were making their way home and early rush-hour traffic along Mitchell Road had to reverse and divert.
Council workers moved the tree and opened the road just before Wednesday tea time.
The danger of falling trees and damage to structures was the same all over the country with very few areas escaping what is being described as the worst spell of bad weather for many years.
A number of main roads in the county were closed or adversely affected due to flooding.
The Met Office issued a weather warning for winds across Leicestershire during the afternoon and the amber warning for wind is in force until 7am tomorrow (Thursday 13th February).