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Clear-up after storm strikes south coast counties

Roads have been blocked by fallen trees and homes left without power after storm-force winds swept across southern England.

The Met Office said a gust of 99mph (159km/h) was recorded at Needles Old Battery, Isle of Wight.

Hampshire County Council said about 145 roads were shut at some point overnight due to the weather, while 100 trees fell on Dorset roads.

Householders and repair teams have spent the morning after the storm clearing up after the damage and destruction.

  • 28 Oct 2013