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Storm hits second time around

storms hitsA SECOND storm has battered Pembrokeshire, just a week after the eye of St Jude storm narrowly missed the county.

Gale force winds swept across the region and up to 1000 homes were left without power. Winds exceeded 70mph and many trees were uprooted leaving many roads impassable. Pembroke and Pembroke Dock were the worst affected areas.

A Pembrokeshire County Council spokesman said: “High winds caused around 30 minor road blockages across the county on Saturday afternoon and evening, mostly from fallen trees.”

Council staff worked over the weekend to clear the obstacles, and they are now moving on to remove fallen trees which did not block roads.”

The Cleddau Bridge was also closed to all vehicles at various times throughout the day. Power supplies took a major blow as debris from fallen trees brought down overhead power lines. Haverfordwest, Kilgetty, Begelly and Fishguard were all affected by the loss of power.

The fire service was also busy as Tenby crews were called out to make safe buildings which had suffered damage in the strong winds.