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Homes without power due to Storm Eleanor in UK

London, Jan 3 (UNI) Thousands of homes are without power and travel has been disrupted after Storm Eleanor swept across the UK, according to a BBC News report on Wednesday.
The Met Office recorded gusts reaching 100mph (161km/h) overnight with a yellow warning still in place for Wales, England, most of Northern Ireland and parts of southern Scotland.
A man was injured after a tree fell on a car in the Vale of Glamorgan, Wales.
There are numerous delays on public transport, but forecasters expect the winds to ease as the day progresses.
About 3,000 homes across Northern Ireland are without power, although electricity has been restored to 20,000 properties, while there are 2,700 homes without power in England and 460 in Wales.
As Storm Eleanor - the fifth-named storm of the season -- approached from the Atlantic, the Met Office said injuries from flying debris were also possible.
Northern Ireland, northern England, and south-west Scotland were the first areas to feel the force of the storm, which has now moved out into the North Sea, leaving windy conditions in its wake.
There was also flooding in Galway in the Republic of Ireland, where 97mph gusts were recorded. Gusts of 90mph gusts were recorded in Orlock Head, Northern Ireland.
On the UK mainland, the Met Office recorded gusts reaching 100mph in Great Dun Fell in Cumbria and 77mph in High Bradfield in South Yorkshire.
Northern Ireland Electricity Networks said trees, branches and other flying debris had brought down power lines and poles, affecting homes in southern counties.
In England, almost 3,000 homes in the Doncaster area are without power, with hundreds of other homes in Yorkshire without electricity, and about 300 properties across Wales are without power.
Several major bridges have been closed due to high winds and there are numerous reports of fallen trees blocking roads including the M25.
Overturned vehicles have led to closures on the A1M, M6 and M5, where a recovery operation was under way to clear up the contents of a lorry left spilled on the road.
There have been numerous train delays, with National Rail reporting disruption in many parts of the country, including between Worcester and Oxford, between Birmingham and Kings Norton and between Brighton and Haywards Heath in West Sussex.
Some trains are running more slowly, including on the East Coast, while speed restrictions on trains in Wales have been lifted.
Police on the Isle of Man say a number of roads have been closed due to fallen trees, flooding and debris from damaged buildings.
The Severn Crossing between Gloucestershire and Monmouthshire and the Orwell Bridge near Ipswich also closed overnight due to the high winds.
There are blustery showers throughout the morning, some of them heavy with hail and thunder.
But forecasters say the rain and winds will ease as the day progresses and Storm Eleanor makes its way across the Channel.
In northern France, 200,000 homes are without power according to electricity grid company Enedis, with Paris among the affected areas.
The Environment Agency says the combination of strong winds and high tides could cause some coastal flooding in the UK.
There are more than 40 flood warnings in place in England, more than 30 in Wales and more than 10 in Scotland.
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