Pictures capture the force of Derbyshire storm

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Residents have been assessing the damage after gale force winds wreaked havoc across the region between Wednesday, February 12, and today, Thursday, February 13.

Derbyshire Times’ readers inundated the paper and our website with frightening pictures, as shown, capturing the damage and power of the storm which took down trees, pylons and chimneys and caused long traffic delays.

Wind damage to Chimney in Ripley. Firebrigade make chimney safe.
Wind damage to Chimney in Ripley. Firebrigade make chimney safe.

Gales at around 6pm, on Wednesday, took down a large tree had been blown into Matlock Road, at Walton, partially blocking the road. Traffic was backed up until a man used a chainsaw to cut it up and clear the road.

 

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