Severe weather causes disruption

Severe gales and rain is causing serious disruption across the region with many roads blocked due to fallen trees.

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Full Report: Storm causes chaos across the region

Gale force winds left a trail of destruction across the region today. A red weather warning was issued with people in some areas being advised not to travel at all.

Lorries were blown over, trees uprooted and travel was severely disrupted.

In all, 60,000 homes were left without power. All train services were suspended in Scotland and there were delays and cancellations in Cumbria. Gusts of wind reached over 80 miles an hour.

Hannah McNulty reports:

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