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Force 10 winds measured in Cambridge as Storm Eleanor hits


By Ben Comber


Galeforce winds and rain heading for Cambridge
Galeforce winds and rain heading for Cambridge

Travel is disrupted and a yellow warning is still in place by the Met Office.

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The Met Office is warning that strong winds are expected through much of today, with a yellow warning set to be in place until 7pm.

Storm Eleanor is now over the North Sea.

Winds are not expected to be as strong as during Tuesday evening and last night, when they weere measured at 55 knots in Cambridge, over 60 mph, but the Met Office says it has left strong winds in its wake.

Delays to road, rail, air and ferry transport are expected.

Great Northern says a large conifer tree has fallen on the overhead electric wires between Cambridge and Royston, blocking all lines.

A statement says: “There is a power failure affecting equipment and Network Rail, who own and maintain the equipment have staff attending to assess and are working with the power companies to restore power as quickly as possible. Whilst this is ongoing, services may be delayed or subject to alteration. Once power is restored, Great Northern will be working to restore the train service to the normal timetable as quickly as possible. Great Northern are sorry for the problems this disruption may cause you.

“Passengers travelling to and from Cambridge are advised to use Greater Anglia trains between London Liverpool Street and Cambridge.

“Trains between Cambridge and Royston have been suspended. Disruption is expected until 12:00.”

There is also the potential for some short term loss of power supplies.

The level of expected impact has been reduced from medium to low to reflect the general decrease in winds speeds.



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