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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

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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Sinkhole opens under road in Hemel Hempstead

Hertfordshire Fire Service have tweeted a picture showing the Hemel Hempstead sinkhole under the road.

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Homes evacuated after 20-foot-deep sinkhole appears

Seventeen homes have been evacuated after a 35-foot-wide and 20-foot-deep sinkhole opened in Hemel Hempstead, north of London this morning.

Pictures of what is believed to be the sinkhole have already appeared on Twitter:


Latest flood warnings in the Anglia region

The River Great Ouse has burst its banks in St Neots, Cambridgeshire Credit: Dave Pyke

The Environment Agency has three flood warnings in force in the Anglia region along with 19 flood alerts.

The flood warnings are:

North Bank Road alongside the River Nene to the east of Peterborough and the West of the Dog-in-a-Doublet Sluice

River Nene at Cogenhoe Mill Caravan Site in Northamptonshire

B1040 Thorney to Whittlesey Road to the South of the River Nene in Cambridgeshire

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Winds gust close to 70 mph in the Anglia region

Winds in the Anglia region peaked around 70 mph on Friday night into Saturday bringing down trees, causing travel disruption and leaving thousands without power.

A Met Office amber weather warning for strong winds expires at 10am on Saturday although a yellow warning for rain lasts until 8pm.

These were the highest wind gusts in the Anglia region overnight:

  • 69 mph in Holbeach, Lincolnshire on The Wash
  • 68 mph in Wittering, Cambridgeshire near Peterborough
  • 68 mph in Weybourne, Norfolk
  • 66 mph near Braintree, Essex
  • 65 mph at Southend Airport, Essex
  • 61 mph at Stansted Airport, Essex
  • 57 mph at Norwich Airport
  • 52 mph in Cambridge

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Thousands of homes without power after storms

Thousands of homes are without power across the east this morning after strong winds brought down power lines.

Around 9,000 homes in our region are without power and UK Power Networks says it has engineers working to restore power in the affected areas.

Below are the number of properties affected:

  • 3,400 in Essex
  • 1,500 in Norfolk
  • 1,770 in Hertfordshire
  • 880 in Bedfordshire
  • 870 in Buckinghamshire
  • 640 in Suffolk
  • 460 in Cambridgeshire

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