Damage from Storm Eleanor in the Anglia region

The latest named storm of the winter has begun to take its toll on the UK with high winds causing travel disruption and power outages.

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Weather warnings continue as emergency services deal with consequences of Storm Eleanor

Essex Fire Service say they have had to deal with a number of incidents as a result of Storm Eleanor.

They went to 15 incidents caused by high winds, mostly fallen trees, but also fallen electricity poles and pylons and a shed roof that had blown onto a car.

Meanwhile Southend Borough Council have said the town’s pier will remain closed until further notice. The Orwell Bridge in Suffolk is also still shut.

The Environment Agency has issued safety advice for anyone on the coast, and are posting regular updates on floods and warnings.

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