Scotland braced for Storm Ophelia as Ireland recovers from severe gusts

Scotland braced for Storm Ophelia as Ireland recovers from severe gusts

Thousands have been left without power in the wake of the storm

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Storm Ophelia continues to cause disruption after leaving three dead and thousands without power. 

Scotland is preparing to receive gusts of up to 70mph, while flood warnings are in place along the west coast as the storm continues to hammer the UK and Ireland. 

Impacts from the weather began to be reported ahead of the morning rush hour on Tuesday, with train operator Northern saying trees were on the line between Bradford and Halifax. 

Trains have also been unable to run between Wilmslow and Manchester Airport after a tree knocked out electrical cables. 

Ireland received the worst of the weather on Monday, with gusts of roughly 100 miles per hourdamaging networks across the country. 

The three casualties of the storm also come from Ireland. 

One man died in Dundalk and a woman in her 50s died in County Waterford after their cars were struck by a tree, while a 31-year-old man in Tipperary died in a chainsaw accident after he tried to clear a tree felled by the winds. 

A yellow weather warning from the Met Office remains in place, with officials saying windy weather was likely. 

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