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Alfreton tornado clean-up will cost thousands

Alfreton counts cost of clean up after tornado

The tornado ripped through fences and roofs Credit: ITV News Central

Residents in Alfreton are counting the cost after a tornado ripped through their town yesterday.

The clean-up operation is continuing, and a house whose roof was torn apart may even have to be demolished.

The clean-up operation in Alfreton is continuing Credit: ITV News Central
A tornado ripped through Alfreton yesterday Credit: ITV News Central

Tornado clear-up continues in Derbyshire

The clear up operation is continuing this morning after a tornado struck Alfreton in Derbyshire.

Roof tiles were ripped off houses and garden walls were blown down on Catherine Street and Mansfield Road yesterday afternoon.

Firefighters say they've now left the scene and Mansfield Road has now re-opened.

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Fire crews assessing damage at site of tornado

Fire crews are still on the scene of a tornado in Alfreton, Derbyshire, to assess the damage to properties in the area.

More pictures: Tornado rips through Derbyshire town

The Met Office has now confirmed the high winds were a tornado Credit: Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service
The Met Office has now confirmed the high winds were a tornado Credit: Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service
The Met Office has now confirmed the high winds were a tornado Credit: Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service

Met Office confirms Alfreton was hit by tornado

The Met Office has confirmed Alfreton was this afternoon hit by a tornado, caused by unstable weather conditions.

Met Office radar images from around the time of the tornado show a band of low pressure moving across the region Credit: Met Office

Met Office radar images from around the time of the tornado show a band of low pressure moving across the region.

A spokesman said tomorrow was looking less unstable - there will be more showers and wind but the chance of another tornado, particularly in the Derbyshire area, is looking unlikely.

Houses torn apart as 'mini-tornado' hits Derbyshire

Thousands of pounds worth of damage has been caused to homes in Alfreton, Derbyshire, after a tornado hit the area.

The tornado has caused major damage to homes in Alfreton Credit: Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service

Pictures posted to Twitter by Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service show roofs torn from houses, gardens ripped up and debris lying in the streets after strong winds this afternoon.

Emergency services were called to Catherine Street this afternoon.

Emergency services were called to Catherine Street this afternoon Credit: Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service
Parts of one roof can bee seen in a neighbour's garden Credit: Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service
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