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Guildford Grapples with Storm Eunice, Trees Down, Power Cuts, Public Transport Suspended

Published on: 18 Feb, 2022
Updated on: 18 Feb, 2022

Reports of trees coming down courtesy of Storm Eunice are starting to come in but most Guildfordians seem to have heeded the advice to stay at home, unless really necessary.

But if they are staying in for many of them it is without electricity in 1700 homes affected by power cuts…

And very few trains services are running unaffected. In a joint statement issued at 1.50pm today, South Western Railway and Network Rail said: “Gusts of more than 90mph wind have caused multiple incidents across the SWR network today, with 30 fallen trees already blocking key routes.

“As a result, SWR services have been suspended until at least 18.00 and we strongly urge customers not to travel at this time. We are working hard to restore services, but ask customers to make alternative travel plans if they can.

“Customers should regularly check the ‘Plan my journey’ page on SWR’s website, which will be updated with the latest information every hour.

“We would like to apologise to our customers for the impact this will have on their journeys, but – as always – our primary concern is the safety and welfare of customers and colleagues out on the network.”

Train services are nearly all affected by the storm.

It’s a similar story for bus services…

Images from around the town…

An oak tree with what seems to be a partly rotten root brought down by the gale-force winds by the side of the London Road on the edge of Stoke Park. Photo Sue Hackman

Tree blocking the Woking Road in Stoke north of the interchange. Image Guildford Past & Present FaceBook

North Street Market was cancelled today and the street was largely deserted this morning at 10.30am

Snapped boughs on a willow by Moggy Pond, Bellfields. Image Guildford Past & Present FaceBook

The gazebo roof, normally used to shelter outdoor diners, is dismantled before it is blown away at Postano Restaurant in Tunsgate…

…and a glass door smashed at the Marks & Spencer North Street entrance.

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