Winds reach 94mph as Storm Doris batters Wales

800 homes are without power in North Wales tonight, with the majority in Anglesey, after storm Doris swept across Wales yesterday.

Scottish Power Energy Networks said they had hoped to restore power to all properties by 5pm today.

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Railway 'closed until further notice' after Storm Doris damage

Network Rails says the Conwy Valley line will remain closed until further notice, after investigations revealed the extent of the damage caused by a tree falling on the line during Storm Doris last week.

Storm Doris hit Wales with gusts up to 94mph. Credit: Network Rail

The line has remained shut since Thursday 23 February, when a tree fell on the line and disturbed vegetation on the rock face next to the railway at Blaenau Ffestiniog.

The line has remained shut since Thursday. Credit: Network Rail

We’re working hard to repair the rock face and get the line reopened as soon as it is safe to do so. The safety of passengers and our workforce is our number one priority. Due to the challenging weather conditions following Storm Doris, we made the decision that it would be unsafe to access the site until a full assessment of the rock face had taken place.

The aerial investigation allowed us to assess the affected area safely, and we are now carrying out de-vegetation work on the rock face. Once this has been completed we will carry out a more detailed evaluation of the site and put an extensive repair programme in place.

– Chris Howchin, Network Rail Wales

800 homes still without power in North Wales

800 homes are without power in North Wales tonight, with the majority in Anglesey, after storm Doris swept across Wales yesterday.

Scottish Power Energy Networks said they had hoped to restore power to all properties by 5pm today.

Credit: Twitter: @CarwynJones22

SP Energy Networks has been working across the day to respond to a high number of weather related incidents across North and Mid Wales due wind gusts of up to 94mph caused by Storm Doris.

In total since Thursday we have had around 80,000 customers impacted by the high winds.

Currently around 800 homes are without power in North Wales, with the majority in Anglesey.

Engineers will continue to work into the night to fix faults, but is anticipated that a small number of homes in North Wales will remain off power overnight.

Customers can call our Emergency Number on 0800 001 5400, or the new national number 105.

The storm force winds caused as many faults in three hours as SP Energy Networks would normally see in three months.

The biggest issue affecting the electricity network has been uprooted trees and other debris blown on to overhead power lines, which has caused damage and brought down the power lines in some areas.

– Scottish Power spokesperson

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Power to storm hit homes to be restored by end of day

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Thousands were left without power yesterday, as storm Doris swept across Wales.

Scottish Power Energy Networks say they are aiming to restore power to all properties by 5pm today.

Extra engineers have been brought in to fix the electricity network as quickly as possible.

They added that trees and other debris have brought down power lines in some areas and if the public notice any damage, to report it.

Around 9,000 homes still without power in north Wales after Storm Doris brings strong winds

Credit: Twitter: @CarwynJones22

Scottish Power Energy Networks says the company has been working 'across the day' to respond to a high number of weather-related incidents across north and mid Wales due to wind gusts of up to 94mph caused by Storm Doris.

Around 60,000 customers were impacted by the high winds since midnight last night. The energy company says it has reconnected 51,000 homes today but there are currently 9,000 without power, with the majority in north Wales.

Engineers will continue to work to fix faults, but is anticipated that some homes in North Wales will remain off power overnight.

The storm force winds caused as many faults in three hours as SP Energy Networks would normally see in three months.

The biggest issue affecting the electricity network has been uprooted trees and other debris blown on to overhead power lines, which has caused damage and brought down the power lines in some areas.

Working conditions remained difficult across most of the day with high wind speeds and strong gusts.

– SP Energy Networks Statement

Storm Doris causes further collapse of Colwyn Bay pier

Storm Doris has caused a further collapse of the derelict Colwyn Bay pier Credit: Conwy County Borough Council

Storm Doris has caused a further collapse of the seaward end of Victoria Pier in Colwyn Bay.

A spokesperson for Conwy council said engineers and health & safety officers are monitoring the area closely and will inspect the structure at low tide, if it is safe to do so.

The derelict pier partially collapsed into the sea earlier this month.

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Thousands without power as Storm Doris batters Wales

A fallen tree in Beaumaris Credit: @CarwynJones22

Scottish Power says thousands of customers across north Wales are currently without power after cables were blown down by Storm Doris.

It says the situation is "fluctuating" but engineers are currently working to restore connections.

Anglesey has been particularly affected with many business saying they have had to close.

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