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Power restored to most properties after storms

Power has been restored to most customers in the east after Friday night's strong gales.

More than 7,000 customers in the region were left with no power.

Now there are only a handful of properties without electricity.

UK Power Networks say Essex has the most without power at 76, while Suffolk, Norfolk and Cambridgeshire only have around 10 each.

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Imperial War Museum closed by storm damage

Storm damage has forced the closure of the Imperial War Museum at Duxford in Cambridgeshire ahead of the busy school half-term.

A spokesperson said: "Due to structural damage caused by high winds, IWM Duxford is closed until further notice. The next update will be provided on Tuesday 18 February.

"We understand that this news will be disappointing to visitors hoping to enjoy our February half term activities. We apologise for any inconvenience caused."

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More homes without power as strong winds continue

Thousands of people are still without power today across the east as engineers battle to get homes and businesses re-connected.

UK Power Networks say there are around 7,600 customers across the East of England without electricity.

  • Suffolk 2,086
  • Norfolk 2,112
  • Essex 1,749
  • Cambridgeshire 801
  • Bedfordshire 345
  • Hertfordshire 494
  • Buckinghamshire 87

Tree narrowly misses collapsing on house

The extent of the damage is clear to see. Credit: TIm Vernon

The stormy winds last night created many problems for motorists and homeowners, including ITV News Anglia Tim Vernon.

Great Billing, Northampton Credit: Tim Vernon

A tree uprooted, narrowly missing his house in Northampton but smashing through his conservatory.

The tree narrowly missed the house Credit: Tim Vernon

See more pictures of the storm damage in the Anglia region

Building collapses on car

The car crushed by falling masonry. Credit: Cambs Fire and Rescue Service

A motorist is counting the cost of the heavy winds after an outbuilding collapsed on top of a car in Cambridgeshire.

Emergency services were called to East Park Street in Chatteris around two o'clock this morning (Saturday 15th Feb.)

The outbuilding damaged by gusts last night. Credit: Cambs Fire and Rescue Service

When they arrived they searched the building and car but thankfully no-one was injured.

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