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Storm warning as 75mph winds forecast

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POLICE are warning residents to be prepared for Storm Aileen which is set to bring strong winds of up to 75mph across Warrington and Cheshire.

The Met Office has issued an Amber weather warning for Cheshire with Storm Aileen due to arrive later today, (Tuesday) with forecasters predicting of winds in Cheshire at 8.00pm with winds expected to reach 50-60mph across the county. The peak of the storm is due to hit in the early hours of tomororw, Wednesday, when gust 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:

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