Kent: Latest Weather News

15 February 2014, 11:46

Kent is clearing up after another night of storm force winds which have disrupted travel and damaged buildings.

More than 3 thousand homes in Kent are still without electricity after winds touching 80 miles an hour battered the county overnight bringing down power cables

The winds ripped a roof panel off a service station in Broadstairs , part of a building collapsed in Greenhithe and dozens of trees have been blown down across the county.

One of them has blocked the M2 London bound between junctions 7 and 6.

Elsewhere, the QE2 bridge at Dartford and the new Sheppey Crossing are both closed.

M20 Junction 11-12 will be closed in preparation for Operation Stack as Dover Port has been closed this morning but has now reopened.

South Eastern have started running trains. All services had been cancelled up to mid morning. We are told that a trampoline was found on the line at Aylesham between Faversham and Dover but has now been moved.

The company say given the amount of trees down they had to make sure lines were clear and there has reports of more flooding overnight in the village of Bridge near Canterbury.

A taxi driver had a lucky escape when a 20ft fir tree fell on his vehicle on the A2, at Teynham, at about 11.50pm.
The branches were soft and did not crush the vehicle. Fire crews rescued the man unhurt.

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For the latest flood information please contact Floodline on 0845 988 1188.
To report fallen trees contact Kent Highways on 03000 418181.
To report fallen power cables, call the UK Power Networks emergency number on 0800 783 8866.