Storms across the east

A trail of destruction has been left across parts of the region after storms over the weekend caused disruption to train services and roads. The high winds also caused damage to houses and property.

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Lucky escape after lightning strike on house

Firefighters dealing with the lightning strike in Chelmsford Credit: ITV News Anglia

It was a stormy weekend across the ITV Anglia region.Firefighters in Chelmsford were called to a house on the city's St Catherine's Road which was struck by lightning. Thankfully the strike didn't cause a fire but did leave a chimney in a precarious position.

House owner Pam North said the noise was like "ten pin bowling balls" hitting the roof

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