Thursday, 18 January 2018

Winter weather: Thousands without power after gales hit UK

About 47,000 homes and businesses are without power after severe gales brought disruption to much of the UK.

A further 100,000 buildings lost power in eastern England, where gusts reached 83 mph (134 kph), but have since had it restored, UK Power Networks said.

Across the country, high winds brought down trees and power cables, blocked transport links and damaged homes.

A new snow and ice warning is in place for Scotland, Northern Ireland and northern England until Friday night.

In Berkshire, a wolf is on the loose after high winds brought down fences at the Wolf Conservation Trust's site in Beenham.
The animal was last spotted eight miles away as a team of police and animal experts tried to catch it using a tranquiliser dart.

Cars crushed by tree

BBC        News.