Wednesday, 3 January 2018

Travel disruption and thousands of homes without power after Storm Eleanor battered UK

Thousands of homes lost power and travel was disrupted after Storm Eleanor battered the UK with gusts of up to 100mph (161kph).

The Met Office said the strongest winds had now passed, but a yellow warning is in force for England, Wales and Northern Ireland until 19:00 GMT.

Four people were injured by falling trees during the storm.

As the storm swept into France, a skier was killed by a falling tree in the Alps and 15 others injured elsewhere.

In the UK, fallen trees and debris caused numerous road closures and delays on public transport, and several major bridges were closed due to high winds.
In Cornwall, some residents have been advised to leave their homes at high tide because of a collapsed stone harbour wall in Portreath. The council says the advice is a precaution.

BBC     News.

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