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St Jude storm causes travel chaos across London
9:33am Monday 28th October 2013 in News
Hurricane-force winds and driving rain have wreaked havoc with London’s transport system this morning.
The much-anticipated St Jude’s storm hit north London in the early hours of this morning, leaving trees uprooted and train services in turmoil.
Whilst the capital appeared to largely be spared the storm’s full impact, high winds caused severe delays and suspensions on tube and overground train services.
Emergency services have been responding to calls involving fallen trees, damaged buildings and injured motorcyclists since about 6am.
London Ambulance Service’s deputy director of operations, Peter McKenna, said: "It is proving to be a busy morning for us for storm-related injuries. We would encourage anyone to consider if their journey is entirely necessary.
“Our motorbike and cycle responders who work outdoors are not on duty today but instead working from vehicles. We would encourage others not to use motorbikes or bicycles - as they are particularly vulnerable in high cross winds.
“Remember a storm of this severity has the potential to uproot trees and damage buildings so if walking, take great care and look out for flying debris.”
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