Power cuts and disruption as Storm Ffion sweeps into county

PUBLISHED: 08:00 18 January 2018 | UPDATED: 16:06 18 January 2018

A conifer came down in Bevan Close, Huntingdon, landing on a car. Picture: ARCHANT

A conifer came down in Bevan Close, Huntingdon, landing on a car. Picture: ARCHANT

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Trees have been felled and buildings damaged by Storm Ffion as it swept into Cambridgeshire overnight.

A conifer came down in Bevan Close, Huntingdon, landing on a car. Picture: ARCHANT A conifer came down in Bevan Close, Huntingdon, landing on a car. Picture: ARCHANT

Gusts of up to 75mph were expected in parts of the county and a yellow weather warning was put in place by the Met Office.

The warning remains in place today (Thursday) with high winds and disruption expected to continue into mid-morning.

In Coxons Close, Huntingdon, a car was damaged after a large conifer came down on top of it.

Meanwhile, in Woodwalton, more than 100 homes were left without power after a fault with the electricity network.

A yellow warning for wind remains in place until mid-morning on Thursday. Picture: MET OFFICE. A yellow warning for wind remains in place until mid-morning on Thursday. Picture: MET OFFICE.

A spokesman for UK Power said: “We’re investigating a high voltage overhead electricity line fault which has caused a power cut in the local area.”

Normal service was expected to be restored by about 10am.

There were also reports of disruption to the power supply in Kimbolton and Perry.

A spokesman for the Met Office said: “There will be very strong winds will affect parts of the UK early on Thursday. The strongest winds are expected to transfer eastwards across the warning area, before clearing by mid-morning.

One tree blocking the Cromwell Place medical surgery taken by Gemma Louise Twin. One tree blocking the Cromwell Place medical surgery taken by Gemma Louise Twin.

“Road, rail and ferry services may be affected, with longer journey times and cancellations. There is also a possibility that some bridges may close. Power cuts may occur, and there is the potential for other services, such as mobile phone coverage, to be affected.

“Injuries and danger to life from flying debris are possible, along with some damage to buildings.”

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