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London Heathrow didn't escape and reported flight cancellations. Trees uprooted in Brighton and Snow/Blizzard conditions in Wolverhampton.
A tower crane in Greenwich, London collapsed, but fine weather reported in the Highlands of Scotland. the Isle of Wight (Needles) reporting wind gusts of 105mph.
Met Office amber warnings for winds for London and south-east England, with an additional yellow alert for the east and south west, and south Wales. are in force
Some 2,000 homes are without power and 23 flood warnings are in place. UK Power Networks are currently dealing with a high number of faults across Sussex, Surrey and Kent.
Motorists are being warned of disruption with three major bridges - the Dartford River Crossing, M48 Severn Bridge and the Sheppey Crossing - all closed according to Highways England.
The Environment Agency has issued 23 flood warnings and 122 alerts in response to what is said were "rapidly rising" river levels in the wake of the storm. The storm was directly in the path of the proposed HS2 railway....
The planes diverted from Gatwick had all been due to land at the airport in West Sussex after midnight, but were sent to airports including Birmingham, Liverpool, Manchester, Stansted and East Midlands. Other flights have been delayed and flights later in the week are likely to have schedules changed as aircraft will need to be re-positioned.
Sources: BBC, CNS, CAA, PA, AP, BBC Scotland, Met Office
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