Wednesday, October 30, 2013

UK Storm: Power cut continues at 15,000 homes in East

BBC: About 15,000 properties in the east of England are still without electricity after storms earlier this week. Winds of up to 80mph (129kmh) on Monday brought down trees and power lines, causing what UK Power Networks said was "extensive" damage.

At the height of the storm, 300,000 households in the region had no power. UK Power Networks said up to 8,000 properties were without power in Suffolk, 6,800 in Essex and 200 in Hertfordshire, as of 07:00 GMT.

It said Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Norfolk and Cambridgeshire were "back to normal" on Tuesday. Most rail services resumed on Wednesday after two days of delays and cancellations.

Greater Anglia said it worked with Network Rail and had to deal with 230 fallen trees and several overhead wire problems....

Stormy weather in the UK from 2008, shot by Mat Fascione, Wikimedia Commons via Geograph UK, under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.0 Generic license

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