Glasgow & West Scotland

Man killed in Balloch after fallen tree crushes car

A man has been killed after the car he was driving was hit by a tree which had fallen during gale-force storms battering Scotland.

Strathclyde Police confirmed that the incident happened on Mollanbowie Road in Balloch, West Dunbartonshire, at about 1500 BST.

Fire crews worked for several hours to cut the 36-year-old driver free.

He was confirmed dead at the scene. Police officers closed the road while the debris was cleared.

Winds of up to 100mph have been causing travel disruption on Scotland's road, rail and ferry networks.

Thousands of homes were without power as the severe weather brought down trees and electricity lines.

Rail services across the country were affected with commuters stranded at stations and just a handful of trains still running.

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