Clear-up after St Jude storm

The Anglia region was hit by damaging winds and heavy rain after an Atlantic storm swept across the UK on Monday 28 October - St Jude's Day. Nearly half a million homes were left without power in the region and there was major travel disruption.

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Flood warning issued for Peterborough area

A Flood Warning has been issued by the Environment Agency for the Peterborough Brooks. Credit: PA

A Flood Warning has been issued by the Environment Agency for the Peterborough Brooks.

Flooding is expected for the Peterborough brooks in northern parts of Peterborough, Peakirk and Eye.

The Environment Agency says the rising river levels have already caused flooding of low lying land and roads in the Peterborough area and we now expect properties in the area to be affected. Low lying properties near the river Paston Brook are most at risk.

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Suffolk Police take nearly 200 weather calls in an hour

Suffolk Police say they have taken nearly 200 weather-related calls between 8am and 9am. The vast majority relating to trees across roads and power lines coming down.

  • a lorry has overturned on the Street at Mendlesham.
  • a double-decker bus overturning into a field in Coram Street, Hadleigh. All passengers are off the bus but the driver is being treated for injuries.
  • several incidents of trees coming down onto cars.
  • The Orwell Bridge remains closed, with diversions in place.

Storm hits Clacton Pier

Reports are coming in of serious damage to the fun fair at Clacton Pier as the storm reaches the east coast.

One ride has collapsed while a rollercoaster "appears to have broken up", according to one ITV News Anglia viewer.

The pier itself is also said to have suffered some damage.

Damaging winds bring down trees

A tree is uprooted in Billericay, Essex. Credit: ITV Anglia/Jenny Line

Trees have been falling across the Anglia region as a result of damaging winds brought about by St Jude's storm.

Winds are expected to gust at 70-80 mph later in the day.

A tree falls onto a car in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk. Luckily no one was injured. Credit: Sonia Woodhouse

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House hit by tree

A large tree has hit a home in Felixstowe and a section of warehouse roof is on the railway line at Ipswich, as the storms begin to take their toll on Suffolk.

The county's police say they have taken more than 30 weather-related calls since midnight.

They include reports of power lines coming down and a large number of trees on roads.

At Beatrice Avenue in Felixstowe, a large tree has fallen on to a home although no-one has been injured.

Police have also been told of a section of warehouse roof on the railway line at Felixstowe Road in Ipswich.

Orwell Bridge, on the A14, remains closed.

Storm damage in Suffolk

Suffolk Police say a tree has been blown onto a house in Felixstowe and a section of roofing has been blown onto a railway line in Ipswich.

Police say no one appears to have been hurt when the tree fell into the house in Beatrice Avenue, Felixstowe.

Since midnight, police have taken in excess of 30 weather-related calls. Many of these relate to trees down across roads but there have been several incidents where power lines have come down

Storm arrives in the East

Heavy rainfall in Wellingborough, Northamptonshire, this morning. Credit: ITV Anglia/Jonathon Stevens

There has been severe disruption already this morning in the East as an Atlantic storm sweeps across the UK.

Damaging winds and heavy rain has caused mayhem for commuters trying to get to work, with several Train companies cancelling services and fallen trees and flooding making life difficult on the region's roads.

As much as 30mm of rainfall is thought to have already fallen in Northamptonshire. Credit: ITV Anglia/Jonathon Stevens

The strongest winds in Norfolk, Suffolk and Cambridgeshire are expected later this morning before the storm clears in the afternoon.

Strong winds have uprooted several trees. Credit: Kellihunni Bishop
Fallen trees are causing havoc in the East. Credit: Jermaine McLean

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