Yellow weather warning remains as gales of up to 70mph batter Derbyshire

A yellow weather warning remains in place for Derbyshire as strong winds bring gusts of between 50-55mph and up to 70mph in hilly areas.

Thursday, 11th March 2021, 8:09 am

Gales and showers battered the region overnight - bringing down trees and fences.

The weather warning - which remains in place until 3pm today - will bring disruption on roads - with delays for high-sided vehicles on exposed routes and bridges likely.

While journeys by rail and road in general are predicted - with bus and train services affected.

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A yellow weather warning remains in place for Derbyshire as strong winds bring gusts of up to 70mph. Photo: Met Office

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Power cuts in some areas are also possible.

The Met office advises the public to stay indoors as much as possible but anyone who does go out should avoid boundary walls and fences - which could fail and collapse.

They advise against driving unless absolutely necessary and to take care when driving on exposed routes such as bridges, or high open roads - finding alternative routes where this is possible.

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