Storm Aileen set to bring strong winds up to 75mph


Cheshire Police is warning residents to be prepared after the Met Office issued an Amber weather warning for Cheshire.

Storm Aileen is due to arrive later today, Tuesday 12th September, with forecasters predicting of winds of up to 75mph.

The warning for Cheshire is due to come into force at 8pm with winds expected to reach 50-60mph across the county. The peak of the storm is due to hit in the early hours of Wednesday 13th September, when gusts of 65-75mph are expected.

Inspector Richard Rees from Cheshire Police said "Thankfully the worst of Storm Aileen is set to hit Cheshire during the early hours of Wednesday morning, which should minimise the impact of the disruption.

"However, with winds expected to reach 75mph, fallen trees and power lines are likely, which may result in road closures. Therefore I would advise all motorists to allow extra time for their journey on Wednesday morning and take extra care while travelling."

Anyone looking to report a power failure is advised to call the national helpline on 105. To report a fallen tree you should contact your local authority via the numbers below:

Highways (8:30am – 5:00pm): 0300 123 5020
Highways out of hours no: 0300 123 5025
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