Severe gale force winds and heavy storms hit the Glasgow region of Scotland on Thursday.
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.
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The speed of the winds exceeded 180 kilometres per hour in the Scottish Highlands, where several roads and bridges are closed.
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.”
European sat image shows storm with LOW NE of UK bringing very wet/windy conditions esp to Scotland. Gusts >70mph exp pic.twitter.com/FHM9pRr8fJ— Steph Ball (@MeteoGib) 5 Décembre 2013
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Winds shake an A380 aircraft approaching for landing at Manchester Airport.