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Storm Gertrude Causes ‘Tens of Pounds of Damage’ in Wrexham

NOTE: This content is old - Published: Friday, Jan 29th, 2016.

Overnight Storm Gertrude (the most recent storm to be named in the UK) hit Wrexham late yesterday evening, bringing gusts of up to 50mph in some parts of the county.

Today the bad weather has continued resulting in a few trampolines taking off, fallen trees and wheelie bin carnage. Thankfully however, the Met Office have confirmed that the worst of the gale force winds have now passed and will by dying down across the afternoon.

Thanks to Jojo for sending us this image of wheelie bin carnage in Wrexham!

Thanks to Jojo for sending us this image of wheelie bin carnage in Wrexham!

Shortly after 9am this morning a large tree blew over on the Wheatsheaf Lane in Gwersyllt, causing the road to be blocked. As a result of the blockage, Arriva Buses Wales have tweeted to say that the ‘#Wrexham service 21/21A is diverting via First Avenue’ due to the fallen tree.

There have also been reports that Ffrwd Road was also blocked this morning due to a fallen tree.

The bad weather has also caused electricity issues, with a power cut hitting parts of Minera early this morning. Sky customers in the Gwersyllt and Bradley area have also experienced issues with their broadband and landlines as a result of the windy weather.

Picture of blown over fence panels sent to Wrexham.com by Jack Hunt

Picture of blown over fence panels sent to Wrexham.com by Jack Hunt

Amusingly we were sent this tweet by Daz this morning, who said: “Guy on a pushbike just passed me at 40mph. Some Strava records will be broken today thanks to #StormGertrude mind how you go peeps.”

The worst of Storm Gertrude has passed over and Wrexham looks set for a really dry weekend. However the Met Office are warning that further heavy winds could hit Wrexham on Monday – with a further weather warning in place across Wales.

We have contacted Wrexham Council about wind damage in the area and are awaiting further information.

*Thanks to Simon for sending us the image of the fallen tree featured above!

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