Storm Hannah causes travel disruption

By Emma Gunby at

Storm Hannah has hit our shores with strong winds and heavy rain bringing travel disruption to the area.

Drivers had a narrow miss after a lamp post came down in high winds on Meols Drive, in Hoylake, on Saturday morning and later in the day a large tree blew over in Caldy blocking Caldy Road, near to its junction with Croft Drive East.

Merseyrail services were also suspended between West Kirby and Hoylake due to debris blown onto the track. A replacement bus service was in operation.

Storm Hannah brings tree down on Caldy Road. Photo: Cheryl D’Ambrogio

The Number 82 bus service could not access Caldy village and was diverted via Village Road on to Column Road due to the fallen tree.

Storm Hannah is now blowing itself out but at its height wind speeds of more than 80mph were recorded in north Wales.

The Met Office said a yellow wind warning remains in place until 15:00 BST, with traffic disruption expected and spray and large waves in coastal communities.