UPDATED: Latest as 70mph storms hit Warrington

Warrington Guardian: The bus on London Road in Stockton Heath The bus on London Road in Stockton Heath

GALE force winds have caused road closures, fallen trees and train stations closures across Warrington this evening.

Winds of more than 70 mph have battered the town this afternoon causing widespread travel problems.

  • The Thelwall Viaduct was closed to traffic from 4.15pm which saw traffic diverted from the M6 from junction 19 to junction 21a.
  • Warrington Central station closed firstly to Liverpool bound trains before all trains were ordered not to stop at the station for emergency repairs to glass in the roof which smashed.
  • A tree fell down on a school bus on London Road, Stockton Heath. There were no pupils on board at the time, but the driver did suffer minor injuries.
  • Trees also fell on Cherry Lane, Stockport Road and Eagle Brow causing road closures and delays.
  • Virgin Trains are advising all passengers not to travel although many are stranded along the West Coast Mainline due to trees and debris along the track.

Cheshire Police also reported a surge in calls to report storm damage and urged people not to use 999 unless urgent and instead asked residents to use 101.

Motorists talked of long tailbacks on roads across the borough as motorway closures in the area saw an influx of traffic on to main roads in Warrington.

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6:50am Thu 13 Feb 14

ctuk_WA3 says...

Gail should never force winds.
Gail should never force winds. ctuk_WA3
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10:18am Thu 13 Feb 14

GRUMPY PARENT says...

And my fence blew over now I am really Grumpy!
And my fence blew over now I am really Grumpy! GRUMPY PARENT
  • Score: 3

1:26pm Thu 13 Feb 14

Nick Tessla says...

GRUMPY PARENT wrote:
And my fence blew over now I am really Grumpy!
Be careful about buying any second hand panels from someone dodgy - it could be a fence.
[quote][p][bold]GRUMPY PARENT[/bold] wrote: And my fence blew over now I am really Grumpy![/p][/quote]Be careful about buying any second hand panels from someone dodgy - it could be a fence. Nick Tessla
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1:33pm Thu 13 Feb 14

GRUMPY PARENT says...

Nick Tessla wrote:
GRUMPY PARENT wrote:
And my fence blew over now I am really Grumpy!
Be careful about buying any second hand panels from someone dodgy - it could be a fence.
I take of fence to that comment Nick.
Really Grumpy over my fence panel!
[quote][p][bold]Nick Tessla[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]GRUMPY PARENT[/bold] wrote: And my fence blew over now I am really Grumpy![/p][/quote]Be careful about buying any second hand panels from someone dodgy - it could be a fence.[/p][/quote]I take of fence to that comment Nick. Really Grumpy over my fence panel! GRUMPY PARENT
  • Score: 0

6:29pm Thu 13 Feb 14

Paulustrious says...

GRUMPY PARENT wrote:
Nick Tessla wrote:
GRUMPY PARENT wrote:
And my fence blew over now I am really Grumpy!
Be careful about buying any second hand panels from someone dodgy - it could be a fence.
I take of fence to that comment Nick.
Really Grumpy over my fence panel!
Glad to see your posts are still there, even if the fence isn't
[quote][p][bold]GRUMPY PARENT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Nick Tessla[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]GRUMPY PARENT[/bold] wrote: And my fence blew over now I am really Grumpy![/p][/quote]Be careful about buying any second hand panels from someone dodgy - it could be a fence.[/p][/quote]I take of fence to that comment Nick. Really Grumpy over my fence panel![/p][/quote]Glad to see your posts are still there, even if the fence isn't Paulustrious
  • Score: 2

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