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Last Updated: Friday, 19 January 2007, 07:41 GMT
Ten killed as gales sweep Britain
Workmen clear fallen tree from track near Sutton Coldfield
Reduced services are running while the clear up operation takes place
Parts of the UK are braced for more severe storms after 10 people died and thousands of homes were left without any power.

Northern England, central and southern Scotland and Northern Ireland could be hit by more gales on Friday, the BBC Weather Centre warned.

Friday will be "a much quieter day" for the rest of Britain, but "gusty".

A clean-up of fallen trees and overturned vehicles is expected to affect some rush hour travel.

On the railways most services have returned to normal although there is some disruption.

Network Rail engineers worked through the night to clear obstructions and repair overhead power lines.

STORM DEATHS
A two-year-old boy was killed when a wall fell on him, London
An airport chief died after a branch fell on his car, Shrops
A man died when a tree fell on his car, Streatley, Berks
A lorry driver was killed when his vehicle overturned, N Yorks
A German lorry driver was killed when his vehicle overturned, Chester
A woman was crushed to death by a falling wall, Stockport
A man was killed when he was blown into a metal shutter, Manchester
A man died when he was hit by a tree, Cheshire
An elderly man was killed when a shed collapsed, Humberside
A man died after he was hit by a falling canopy, Lancashire

Train company GNER says it expected to operate a reduced service, as work is carried out to clear debris from the tracks and fix damaged power lines.

Two trains will run every hour between London Kings Cross and Newcastle, with one going on to Edinburgh.

An hourly train shuttle service will run between Doncaster and Leeds, and in Scotland there will also be a revised timetable, connecting with First Scot Rail services.

Virgin Trains West Coast is running an emergency timetable.

Arriva Trains Wales has a line closed due to flooding between Llandudno Junction and Blaenau Ffestiniog.

The M20 coastbound is closed between J11 and J12 due to traffic queuing for the ports and there are similar closures on the A14 southbound into Felixstowe harbour.

A number of A-roads around the country have sections closed due to fallen trees, flooding or accidents.

Storm victims

On Thursday a two-year-old boy died when a wall fell on him in Kentish Town, London.

The managing director of Birmingham Airport, Richard Heard, 49, died after a branch fell on his car between Bridgnorth and Broseley, Shropshire, and a male passenger in a Ford Fiesta was killed when a tree fell on the car in Streatley, Berkshire.

A lorry driver died when his vehicle left the road and overturned in high winds on the A629 Skipton western bypass, in North Yorkshire.

Another lorry driver, from Germany, was also killed when his vehicle overturned on the A55 near Chester, Cheshire.

In Stockport, Greater Manchester, a woman in her 60s was crushed to death when a wall toppled onto her in high winds.

HAVE YOUR SAY
We can see parked cars moving in the wind and lamp posts swaying
Myra Davis, Swansea

A man also died after being blown into a metal shutter at an industrial estate in the Strangeways area of Manchester.

A 60-year-old man was pronounced dead at Leighton Hospital, Crewe, after he was struck by a tree while working on a site in Byley, Middlewich.

Meanwhile, an elderly man died from injuries after a shed collapsed on him in Humberside.

A 58-year-old man from Essex also died after he was struck by a falling petrol station canopy in Lancashire.

Gusts of up to 99mph saw flights cancelled, rail speed restrictions enforced and sections of motorway shut.

Thousands of homes across the UK were left without power when the storms were at their peak, including some 100,000 people in Godalming, Surrey, and tens of thousands across the north east of England, Yorkshire and northern Lincolnshire.

While England experienced high winds, Scotland saw its first major snowfalls of 2007, bringing road and rail disruption.




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