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Storm Eleanor knocks out power to nearly 400 South Yorkshire homes

Storm Eleanor knocks out power to nearly 400 South Yorkshire homes

"The high winds may also delay the offloading of baggage at some airports throughout the day".

All five major sea barriers to prevent flooding in the Netherlands' lowlands were also closed by authorities - the first time this has been done.

"We have seen some heavy showers push through across the south of the United Kingdom along with hail, loud thunder and lightning, which has woken people up", said meteorologist Becky Mitchell.

Air transport wasn't the only mode of transportation disrupted.

Disruption has been widespread on the roads, with fallen trees in Worcestershire and Wales, a collapsed harbour wall in Portreath, Cornwall, and closures to the Dartford Crossing, the Severn River Crossing and the Orwell Bridge in Suffolk.

Storm Eleanor has battered the United Kingdom and whilst some have seen bad weather conditions, others have been more anxious about their wheelie bins.

"Whilst Storm Eleanor began to hit the coastline, with gusts of up to 60mph, hammering rain and massive waves, Coastguard Helicopter Rescue 936 made its way down from its base in Caernarfon".

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".




The Coast Road from the city to Oranmore was also impassable at rush hour as high tide combined with the strong winds to cause local flooding.

Storm Eleanor continues to wreak havoc in Europe.

Galway Bay fm newsroom - Met √Čireann is warning that unsafe conditions and more coastal flooding is likely in the wake of Storm Eleanor as a Status Orange wind warning remains in place until 2 this afternoon.

'Gusts of 50-60 miles per hour are likely fairly widely with some gusts reaching 65-75 miles per hour along exposed coasts and over high ground in the west.

An Orange weather warning is still in place - and tens of thousands of homes are still without power across the country.

The Environment Agency has confirmed one flood warning remains in force for Bosham and West Itchenor.

"Further damage to the electricity network can be expected in north Leinster as the storm tracks east".