Storm Aileen set to bring strong winds to Cheshire

Cheshire Police is warning residents to be prepared after the Met Office issued an Amber weather warning for Cheshire.

Storm Aileen is due to arrive later today, Tuesday 12 September, with forecasters predicting of winds of up to 75mph.

The warning for Cheshire is due to come into force at 8.00pm with winds expected to reach 50-60mph across the county. The peak of the storm is due to hit in the early hours of Wednesday 13 September, when gust of 65-75mph expected.

Inspector Richard Rees from Cheshire Police said “Thankfully the worst of Storm Aileen is set to hit Cheshire during the early hours of Wednesday morning, which should minimise the impact of the disruption.

“However, with winds expected to reach 75mph, fallen trees and power lines are likely, which may result in road closures. Therefore I would advise all motorists to allow extra time for their journey on Wednesday morning and take extra care while travelling.”

Anyone looking to report a power failure is advised to call the national helpline on 105. To report a fallen tree you should contact your local authority via the numbers below:

Cheshire West and Chester
Tree fault helpline: 0300 123 7027
Highways out of hours no: 0300 123 7036
Report online: https://maps.cheshirewestandchester.gov.uk/cwac/faultreporting/

Cheshire East
Highways (8:30am – 5:00pm): 0300 123 5020
Highways out of hours no: 0300 123 5025
Report online https://www.cheshireeasthighways.org/report-it-general.aspx

Halton Borough Council
General helpline: 0303 333 4300 (Monday to Friday 8am to 6pm)
Out of hours emergency number: 0333 000 4400

Warrington Borough Council
General helpline: 01925 443322

To keep up to date with the latest weather forecast visit: http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/

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