Travel disruption and power cuts in the Anglia region

Normal rail service has resumed and power restored to almost all homes and businesses after Thursday's winds.

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Winds gusting at more than 80mph in the Anglia region

A tree down on the road to Trowse near Norwich. Credit: Aisling Creevey

Wind speeds have topped 80 mph in the Anglia region on Thursday morning as an Atlantic storm powers through.

A gust of 83 mh was reported at Tibenham in south Norfolk as vehicles and trees were blown over and trains disrupted by obstructions on the rail lines. A gust of 74 mph was recorded at Wittering in Cambridgeshire.

There are long delays on the East coast mainline because of an obstruction at Stevenage and speed restrictions. And there delays on other rail lines.

There are no trains between Norwich and London on Greater Anglia because of damage to overhead lines at Stowmarket and the service is suspended between Marks Tey in Essex and Sudbury in Suffolk due to a fallen tree.

Thousands of homes are without power.

Norfolk Police say they dealt with 300 emergency calls between 5am and 7am which is the usual daily total.

Dozens of roads across the area are blocked by fallen trees.

Highest wind gusts in the Anglia region on Thursday morning

  • 83 mph at Tibenham, Norfolk
  • 74 mph at Wittering, Cambridgeshire
  • 70 mph at Weybourne, Norfolk
  • 68 mph at Holbeach, Lincolnshire
  • 67 mph at Bedford
  • 66 mph at Andrewsfield near Braintree, Essex
  • 66 mph at Marham, Norfolk

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