Gale-force winds bring warnings

MAINLINE train services from Suffolk to London have been severely disrupted due to the gale-force weather conditions.A tree, which had fallen onto the overhead power lines at Forest Gate, meant that Anglia services were terminating at Shenfield.

MAINLINE train services from Suffolk to London have been severely disrupted due to the gale-force weather conditions.

A tree, which had fallen onto the overhead power lines at Forest Gate, meant that Anglia services were terminating at Shenfield.

Although there are other routes available Anglia trains have strongly advised customers not to travel to London.

However if the journey is urgent the train operator said that First Great Eastern and c2c are running alternative routes, although long delays should be expected.


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Gusts of up to 80mph will make driving conditions dangerous today in Suffolk.

The west to south-westerly winds gusting to around 45mph earlier could increase to around 70mph or even 80mph later this afternoon.

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The met office said that this will make driving conditions dangerous, especially in the more exposed areas.

Vulnerable motorists, especially those with high-sided vehicles or with caravans, were being advised to drive with special care.

Minor damage to buildings and some uprooted trees are expected.

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