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Homes without power as Wales battered by 108mph winds

12 February 2014 Last updated at 20:47 GMT

Tens of thousands of homes across Wales were without power on Wednesday evening across after storm-force winds hit 108 mph in places.

Military help has been offered as the storms forced roads to close, halted rail services, and scores of schools shut early.

A red "take action" weather warning was issued by the Met Office as exceptionally strong winds hit.

The west and north west coast have been worst hit, and a gust of 108 mph has been recorded at Aberdaron, according to the Met Office.

Scottish Power says 45,000 homes are without power in mid and north Wales, while Western Distribution has 35,000 homes affected in south and west Wales.

BBC Wales Roger Pinney has been on Anglesey, one of the areas to take the full force of the storm.

Thousands without power in 100 mph wind

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