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Barnsley Battered By Severe Winds

Friday February 14 2014

Image by Jeanette Ottewell Image by Jeanette Ottewell

WIND speeds of up to 90mph battered Barnsley this week with more problems predicted this weekend.

On Wednesday evening, wind speeds on higher ground reached up to 90mph with most of the borough subjected to gusts that reached 70mph.

Forecasters predict the winds could continue this weekend - a move which has already put the council and emergency services on standby.

South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue recorded triple the number of 999 calls amid the worst of the weather while Barnsley Council staff worked through the night helping to deal with an overturned lorry on the A629 and dealing with complaints about house damage.

Council staff had to remove 12 trees that had fallen over night in Wombwell, Birdwell, Wortley, Worsborough and High Hoyland with another 22 being removed yesterday - including some that had fallen on graves at Bolton-On-Dearne cemetery.

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Reply Posted by claire voyant on Friday February 14 2014 at 09:19
Barnsley Battered By Severe Winds. No more tandori hut for us then if the wind gets this bad. Bloody curry. Oops pardon me

Reply Posted by kyle b on Friday February 14 2014 at 09:35
Bloody hell thats just next to me the houses ya can see in pic is my street why didnt I see this ?

Reply Posted by sarah on Friday February 14 2014 at 12:55
I can see my father in laws headstone thank the lord it wasnt damaged but i can also see other friends relatives headstones that are its awful.

Reply Posted by Emily on Saturday February 15 2014 at 02:57
Omg my friends headstone is hit :( hope someone's been able to remove the trees and letting all of the ashes and bodies of everyone's loved ones rest in peace once again xx

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