Storm Barney causes delays and power cut in Royston and district
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A storm which ripped through Crow country on Tuesday at a speed of 60mph caused the closure of a lane on a busy A road.
The Royston Road stretch of the A505 was closed for hours – causing major disruption for road users who were diverted through Baldock – due to a fallen tree.
Both Herts and Cambs were buffeted by strong winds as Storm Barney hit the area, with the Met Office issuing a weather warning for the eastern region.
The storm caused shock waves in the area. We Love Royston tweeted: “Sounds like #StormBarney is here. Batten down the hatches #Royston!”
Carole Tidiman-Hall, 70, was left without power in her Reed home from about 8.30pm on Tuesday until the Crow went to press the following day.
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She said: “I keep phoning UK Power. I am classed as a vulnerable person because of my angina. I can’t watch the television or make a cup of tea.”
Barney – which reached speeds of up to 85mph in some areas of the country – is the second storm considered strong enough to be given a name under a new system introduced by the Met Office, coming hot on the heels of Storm Abigail last week.
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