Blow, Winds, and crack your cheeks!
Posted by That Other Mike on 31/01/2008
Storms battering parts of Britain
High winds have been battering large parts of Britain, claiming at least one life, as forecasters warn of blizzards and snow showers to come.
A lorry driver died on the M6, near Tebay, in Cumbria as his lorry overturned in gusts of up to 70mph.
The Forth Road Bridge, west of Edinburgh, was closed to northbound traffic after a lorry overturned in the stormy conditions.
And in Wales, 1,000 homes in Gwynedd have been left without power.
There are widespread travel delays, including at the Port of Dover, in Kent, which is closed to shipping movements because of gusts of up to 60mph.
It’s pretty windy here, reaching up to 46mph at the time of writing, but luckily we seem to be avoiding the worst of it. The surface of the river as I walked past was like the worst sea storm I’ve ever seen, but in miniature.
We’re expecting snow, although the “official” forecast doesn’t show it.