Terrible Weather Lashes The Area
winds and lashing rain caused destruction and chaos in Coventry and
Warwickshire last night.
of up to 60 mph set burglar alarms off all over the area and caused
trees to fall down.
biggest problem of the night came on the trains when power lines were
blown down on the West Cost mainline just over the Northamptonshire
tried to deal with the damage, but were beaten back by the winds.
Conaboy from Railtrack said a stretch covering a quarter of a mile had
to and from London were being reduced today as engineers battled to
carry out repairs, and there is the risk that the line might have to
trains have been cut back to one an hour, while Silverlink services
are only running between Milton Keynes and London, with a bus services
taking passengers to Coventry and Rugby.
environment agency increased the number of severe flood warnings in
the Midlands. The Severn is worst affected, but there is also concern
about the levels of the Leam and the Avon.
in Warwickshire said there were a lot of weather-related calls, but no
reports of people being injured or crashes being caused by the poor
Street in Leamington was closed last night after a plank blew off
scaffolding at the Newbold Tavern pub at 10.30pm.
smashed a car window and police closed the road in case any more
debris fell into the street.