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Shropshire escapes the worst of Storm Gareth

By Lisa O'Brien | News | Published:

Storm Gareth’s strong gales and heavy rain have been causing disruption, but Shropshire has managed to escape the worst of the bad weather.

The abandoned car. Credit: @SFRS_Wenlock

Last night, police dealt with a fallen tree on the B4555 near Bridgnorth.

People were warned to pay attention when travelling in the area.

Firefighters were also called out to a report of a vehicle abandoned in flood water at Wigwig Ford, near Much Wenlock, just before 10.50pm yesterday.

Police confirmed the owner of the vehicle was safe at home.

The Met Office has issued two yellow warnings for high winds covering Northern Ireland, Wales, most of England and the west coast of Scotland.

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Gusts of up to 75mph were recorded in Scotland last night, while winds of over 60mph were seen widely across western parts of the UK in the early hours of today.

Transport For Wales Rail said that the weather would mean fewer trains able to run on the line and services between Chester and Holyhead may be cancelled or delayed.

See the latest weather forecast from the Met Office:

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Wednesday morning forecast 13/03/19

Lisa O'Brien

By Lisa O'Brien
Senior Reporter - @lisaobrien_Star

Senior reporter based at Shropshire Star's head office in Ketley. Covering the Telford area.

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