Brits face ANOTHER beating as 8 inches of snow and storms thwart £500m cleanup efforts after killer winds

The UK will face another blow as eight inches of snow and gale force winds could hamper a £500 million cleanup effort after Storm Eunice hit the UK.

Three more days of weather warnings were issued after the worst storm in a generation hit the south with rare red warnings yesterday.

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A roadside filled with debris from torn roofs on Kilburn Park Road in London.1 credit
A Large Tree Fell In High Winds In Battersea'S Spencer Park.

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A large tree fell in high winds in Battersea’s Spencer Park.1 credit
Huge Waves Hit The Coast Of Portcaul, Bridgend, Wales.

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Huge waves hit the coast of Portcaul, Bridgend, Wales.Credit: cover images
The Roof Of The O2 Was Blown Off By A Megastorm From Storm Eunice.

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The roof of the O2 was blown off by a megastorm from Storm Eunice.Credit: Reuters
Yellow Weather Warnings For Sleet And Wind Are In Effect Across Much Of The Uk.

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Yellow weather warnings for sleet and wind are in effect across much of the UK.1 credit

A massive cleanup is due to begin today after Hurricane Eunice brought widespread destruction, destruction and record 190 mph winds to the UK, killing at least four people.

The treacherous conditions have led to travel chaos, flight cancellations, power outages and a flood of calls to the police.

Rail networks were clogged with flying debris, and buildings and homes suffered extensive damage.

The nationwide repair bill is expected to exceed £500m, with the cost of insurance claims exceeding the £360m bill from Hurricanes Ciara and Dennis in 2020.

Homeowners will face huge costs to replace demolished fences and collapsed walls as insurance companies brace for a huge payout surge.

But a big cleanup effort could be hampered as yellow wind and sleet warnings are in place across the country.

Eight inches of snow, freezing ice and 80 mph storms should follow the squall.

The Met Office issued a yellow wind warning for much of the south coast of England and South Wales on Saturday.

And the new yellow ice warning is also in effect across most of Scotland and all the way to England.

Ice patches are expected throughout Northern England, Northern Ireland and Scotland, with light snow forecast in the regions.

The weather service warned that a new wave of high winds and ice “could hamper recovery efforts from Storm Eunice.”

Warned areas could experience more bridge closures, travel delays and further power outages on Saturday.

And disruptions to travel will continue throughout the day as cleanup begins after the deadly storm.

On Saturday morning, many trains will remain closed and no-traffic notices have been reissued for a number of trains.

Storm Eunice hit the UK on Friday morning after the Met Office issued a rare red life-threatening warning.

The Needles on the Isle of Wight had previously recorded winds of 122 miles per hour, the highest ever recorded in England.


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The previous record was 118 mph at Gwennap Head in Cornwall in 1979.

The footage shows planes attempting to land in high winds, damage to the roof of the O2 Arena in London and the spire of St Thomas’ Church in Wells, Somerset, crashing to the ground.

A woman in her 30s died after a tree fell on a car in Haringey, north London on Friday afternoon, the Metropolitan Police said. This was the first confirmed death in England linked to Eunice.

A man in his 50s died in Netherton, Merseyside after debris hit the windshield of the car he was driving in.

Another man in his 20s was killed in Alton, Hampshire, after a Mercedes-Benz Sprinter pickup truck crashed into a tree on Old Odyham Road just before noon.

Earlier, a man in County Wexford, Ireland, also died from a fallen tree.
A member of the public suffered “serious injuries” after being hit by debris from a roof in Henley-on-Thames.

Two men were also taken to hospital after injuries sustained in similar incidents in south London.

And as of Friday evening, there were still thousands of power outages in the western parts of the country.

National Rail said “routes across most of the UK” remain affected on Saturday morning.

A Trampoline Flies Through The Air In Strong Winds In Wales

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A trampoline flies through the air in strong winds in Wales1 credit
Firefighters Assess Badly Damaged Property In Newport

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Firefighters assess badly damaged property in NewportCredit: Ashley Crowden/News Images

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