Storm Barra winds batter Crewe throughout Tuesday

  Posted: 07.12.21 at 11:31 by Gwyn Griffiths

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STORM Barra's impact could see gusts over 50mph hitting Crewe today (Tuesday).

The Met Office has issued a yellow warning for wind across the region and borough council highways officials have urged motorists to take care on the roads with the potential for trees to be felled and falling debris.

On the rail, Transport for Wales services through Crewe are being affected and the company is asking travellers to check before they embark on trains with a revised timetable in place to take account of speed restrictions in Wales.

The Met Office predicts wind gust speeds will peak at 51mph in Crewe by lunchtime and also reach 48mph around 7pm tonight.

It says the effects of the latest storm will not be as bad as Storm Arwen, which hit the country last week (November 28/29). But there will be disruption to the travel network and snow and heavy rain in some areas until tomorrow.

Gusts of 70mph have already been recorded in Devon and in Aberdaron in North West Wales wind speeds have reached 69mph.

Cheshire East Highways is asking residents to report any fallen trees or debris by calling 0300 123 5020.

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