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Flood warnings and road closures in England after Storm Hank

Flood warnings and road closures in England after Storm Hank

LONDON (AFP) – England faces major disruption on Wednesday following Storm Hank, with hundreds of flood warnings, closed roads, canceled trains and thousands of homes without power.

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The Isle of Wight, south of England, was hit with gusts of up to 150km/h on Tuesday afternoon.

As of Wednesday morning, more than 300 flood warnings were in place across England and Wales.

According to the Energy Networks Association, which aggregates data from all electricity providers, about 10,000 customers are still without power.

National Highways, which manages highways, has announced that several major roads will be closed due to flooding. “Roads will remain closed for several hours as more rain is expected in many areas throughout the day,” National Highways warned.

Several railway companies have warned that traffic will be affected on Wednesday.

“Due to strong winds, trees on the tracks have damaged or delayed trains at several locations on our network,” South Western Railway said on Wednesday morning, adding that it had “decided to suspend trains for several hours to ensure safety”. 'Passengers and crew.

The United Kingdom, particularly Scotland and the north of England, was already hit by Storm Gerrit at the end of December. Three people have died after their vehicle got stuck in a river in the north of England.

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