Trail of chaos af­ter gales hit

China Daily (Hong Kong) - - WORLD -

Gale-force winds hit Scot­land on Thurs­day, caus­ing a fatal truck ac­ci­dent, halt­ing all trains and leav­ing tens of thou­sands of homes with­out elec­tric­ity. They struck as much of north­west­ern Europe was brac­ing for a storm that was ex­pected to bring flood­ing to coastal ar­eas. Winds of up to 229 km/h hit the Scot­tish High­lands, and many roads and bridges were closed. All train ser­vices in Scot­land were sus­pended and Net­work Rail spokesman Nick King said, “There’s too much de­bris and too much dam­age to equip­ment to con­tinue.”

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