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Nobody was injured after a crane on top of the Cabinet Office collapsed and all staff have been evacuated while the extend of the damage is being assessed, a spokeswoman said.
"As is the case with many other buildings in storm-affected areas, and despite the necessary preparations, there has been some damage to the Cabinet Office building," she said.
"A crane at the back of the Cabinet Office was dislodged by the storm, and is currently resting on the roof. We are assessing the damage, and the building has been evacuated while we do so.
"Many staff can log on and work flexibly from the Treasury building or from other locations and we are exploring other temporary options. We are working hard to ensure the safety of our staff and minimum disruption to operations."
In central London, Whitehall was closed both ways between Parliament Square and Horse Guards Avenue due to a collapsed crane.
Transport for London has tweeted:
Disruption on six Underground lines due to debrisfrom the storm on the tracks.
The Bakerloo,Central, Jubilee, Metropolitan, Northern and Piccadilly lines are allpartially closed while workers have removed fallen trees and other obstructions.
North west London, where more of the Tube lines are uncovered, was the area most heavily affected by disruptions.
Overground services were also disrupted, with services not likely to get under way until 9am as TfL scrambled to clear trees from the lines in the north of the capital.
Heathrow Airport reports that the M25 spur connecting Terminal 5 to the M25 has been temporarily closed. This is in an outbound direction heading away from the terminal.
A number of twitter users have tweeted pictures of trees blown over by gale force winds this morning. People driving in the capital are being warned to be careful and expect road closures due to obstructions.