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27/10/00
Storm Paralyses London
- High winds and heavy rain bring transport to a halt across capital

LONDON has been brought to a halt by the strongest storm for 13 years.

Public transport is the worst hit. All trains from Victoria and Waterloo have been cancelled until further notice. The Piccadilly line is no longer serving Heathrow, as a result of a fallen tree that narrowly missed a tube driver, who had to be cut out of his cab. Buses are being delayed by the chaos on the city's roads.

Highways have been blocked by fallen trees and made impassable by local flooding. Many have been temporarily closed including the M25 from the M23 exit through to Chertsey. The Queen Elizabeth II road bridge has been closed, with vehicles diverted though the Dartford tunnel.

The storms are the worst since the Great Storm of 1987, in which several people died and much damage was done to property and the region's tree population.



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