Wales

Storm Doris winds reach 94mph in Wales

A wrecked caravan at Brynteg caravan park, Caernarfon Image copyright Bob Ridgway
Image caption A wrecked caravan at Brynteg caravan park, Caernarfon

Storm Doris has been causing disruption across Wales, affecting travel and power supplies.

The Met Office issued yellow and amber warnings which ended at 20:00 GMT on Thursday.

The UK's strongest gust of wind - 94mph (151km/h) - was recorded at Capel Curig in Snowdonia.

Arriva Trains Wales advised passengers not to travel on north and mid Wales routes - and many lines will remain closed on Friday.

Scottish Power said about 60,000 properties in Wales were without power at some point on Thursday and approximately 9,000 properties, most of them in north Wales, still had no electricity.

"Engineers will continue to work to fix faults, but is anticipated that some homes in north Wales will remain off power overnight," a spokesman said.

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Image caption Trampoline on house roof at Cardigan

Western Power Distribution, which supplies south, west Wales and parts of mid Wales, said about 60 homes are still affected.

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Image caption Shop front damaged at Valley on Anglesey

Western Power Distribution, which supplies south, west Wales and parts of mid Wales, said about 60 homes are still affected.

Many railway lines in north and mid Wales are closed and Arriva Trains Wales has warned the "extremely limited" rail replacement road transport may not reach some stations because of "local road conditions."

Rail passengers are advised "not to travel unless absolutely necessary."

North Wales Police received around 500 more calls than usual today as a result of Storm Doris.

"We would all like to thank the public for their patience and their timely reports," said Ch Insp Paul Jones.

Police warned motorists to drive safely as fallen trees and branches are "still causing issues on some minor roads."

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  • Storm Doris caused the pier to collapse at Colwyn Bay
  • The M48 Severn Bridge is down to one lane in both directions
  • A477 Cleddau Bridge in Pembrokeshire is closed to high-sided vehicles
  • Rail replacement bus services are running between Machynlleth and Shrewsbury, Llandrindod Wells to Shrewsbury, Wrexham and Bidston and Llandudno and Blaenau Ffestiniog
  • The B4547 Nant-Y-Garth Road at Y Felinheli in Gwynedd is closed in both directions
  • The B4545 Station Road at Valley on Anglesey is closed in both directions
  • Ferries between Rosslare and Fishguard were cancelled, while all between Holyhead and Dublin on Thursday were either delayed or cancelled
  • Cardiff Airport reported delays and cancelled flights to Anglesey and Amsterdam on Thursday
  • The National Trust closed Chirk Castle due to concerns about falling tree branches
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Image caption A fallen tree at Nant y Garth near Y Felinheli, Gwynedd
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Image caption Trampoline lifted into the air at Rhuddlan, Denbighshire
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Image caption Stormy weather in Aberystwyth
Image caption A tree damaged the car of cameraman Ian Friswell as he was filming in Gresford, Wrexham
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Media captionStorm Doris winds whip up the sea at Aberystwyth promenade

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