Disruption as storm passes through Bucks

editorial image
0
Have your say

Trains from Aylesbury into London have been disrupted this morning after trees fell onto the line during last night’s storm.

Chiltern Railways said there is a limited service running between Aylesbury and Amersham and London Underground are running a limited service between Amersham and London.

There was also some damage around Aylesbury during the night as high winds and rain struck.

Firefighters were called at 6.36am to remove a tree that had fallen onto a house in Hereford Way.

Poundland in Aylesbury High Street was unable to open because of a flood, although it is expected to open at about 10.30am.

A message in the shop’s window said: “We are truly sorry for the inconvenience this may cause you.”

Police were called at 5.11am when a milk lorry turned over on the A413 between Whitchurch and Winslow.

No one was injured in the incident and police left the scene at 8.25am once the lorry had been cleared away.

Bucks County Council teams responded to reports of fallen trees at more than 100 locations.

The Met Office said winds across the county were at their severest between 6am and 7am, with gusts of up to 56mph.

Wind speeds reduced to around 34mph by 9am and speeds of between 15mph and 18mph were forecast for the rest of the day.

Anyone who needs to go into London via train should check the Chiltern Railways website before travelling.

Do you have pictures of damage caused by the storm? Please send them to editorial@bucksherald.co.uk