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One dead as heavy storms hit Scotland

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One dead as heavy storms hit Scotland

<p>Severe gale force winds and heavy storms hit the Glasgow region of Scotland on Thursday. </p> <p>A truck driver was killed in West Lothian, Edinburgh, when his truck overturned and struck other vehicles, Scottish police said in a statement. Around 40,000 homes across Scotland have been left without power.</p> <p><blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="fr"><p>Porth Eirias Colwyn Bay <a href="http://t.co/A0R23tR6C1">pic.twitter.com/A0R23tR6C1</a></p>— Gerallt Jones (@gerallttv) <a href="https://twitter.com/gerallttv/statuses/408568783654359040">5 Décembre 2013</a></blockquote><br /> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script></p> <p><blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="fr"><p>Colwyn Bay Prom <a href="http://t.co/7DGK8MVqet">pic.twitter.com/7DGK8MVqet</a></p>— Gerallt Jones (@gerallttv) <a href="https://twitter.com/gerallttv/statuses/408564236793958400">5 Décembre 2013</a></blockquote><br /> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script></p> <p>The speed of the winds exceeded 180 kilometres per hour in the Scottish Highlands, where several roads and bridges are closed. </p> <p>At the same time, all train services in Scotland were suspended. Network Rail spokesman Nick King stated that “there’s too much debris and too much damage to equipment to continue.”</p> <p><blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="fr"><p>European sat image shows storm with <span class="caps">LOW</span> NE of UK bringing very wet/windy conditions esp to Scotland. Gusts >70mph exp <a href="http://t.co/FHM9pRr8fJ">pic.twitter.com/FHM9pRr8fJ</a></p>— Steph Ball (@MeteoGib) <a href="https://twitter.com/MeteoGib/statuses/408515690530750464">5 Décembre 2013</a></blockquote><br /> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script></p> <p><strong>Watch the video</strong></p> <p><iframe width="560" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/jfHk78qFY3o" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <p>Winds shake an A380 aircraft approaching for landing at Manchester Airport.</p>