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Tuesday, 29 January, 2002, 09:35 GMT
Picture gallery: Winds lash UK
Gale-force winds gusting as strong as 120 miles per hour have been whipping across Scotland, with Northern Ireland and parts of England also hit by the icy blasts.

The wreckage of a lorry blown off the A1 near Gosforth, Tyne and Wear
A driver died when a lorry blew off the A1

Fireman surveys damage in Morpeth High Street
High winds reduced part of Morpeth High Street in Northumberland to rubble

Two lorries lay on their side on the A1 south of Morpeth, Northumberland
Two lorries overturned on the A1 in Northumberland

Whitby couple walking along sea front
People battled against gale-force winds to walk through the Yorkshire port of Whitby.

North Sea fishing vessels off Whitby in Yorkshire
The comfort of Whitby's port could not come quickly enough for these fishing vessels in the North Sea

Traffic casualty of winds in northern England
A lorry was blown over along the A1's southbound carriageway near Alnwick in Northumberland

Lone walker along Blackpool sea front
Blackpool sea front was practically deserted as locals opted to stay indoors





See also:

29 Jan 02 | UK
Gales clean-up begins
28 Jan 02 | Scotland
Power cut as storms hit Scotland
28 Jan 02 | Northern Ireland
Storms cause power cuts
27 Jan 02 | UK
Gales whipping up over UK
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