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Storm Ciara hits Newark

The latest updates as Storm Ciara brings strong winds and causes travel disruption to Newark.

4.30pm - A617 through Kelham now clear

2.30pm - Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue urges people not to call 999 unless 'threat to life'

Both Nottinghamshire Police and Fire report receiving hundreds of weather related calls today and ask people to call Nottinghamshire County Council for non life-threatening calls.

2.05pm - One lane now clear on A617 in Kelham

One lane is now clear through Kelham on the A617 after a part of a fallen tree has been cleared.

2.00pm - Tree falls on house on London Road

A tree has fallen onto a house on London Road, Newark. Much of the pavement has been pulled up also.

1.30pm - A617 closed at Kelham due to fallen tree

Please find an alternative route as this may take some time to clear.

12.55pm - Sad news from over border in Lincolnshire

A historic windmill has lost its sails in high winds.

Fortunately no one was injured at Burgh Le Marsh Windmill, but a lot of people will miss the iconic building in the Lincolnshire skyline.

Photo credit: Sharon Noble, Proprietor Windmill Restaurant, Burgh Le Marsh

Credit: Windmill Restaurant, Burgh Le Marsh

12.30pm - Power outage reported

Western Power are experiences a number of faults as a result of Storm Ciara.

23 properties are without power in the NG14 postcode. Western Power aim to resolve the issue by 4pm today.

11.45am - Time to replan your day out..

Lots of family favourite Sunday trips out have closed for today due to the weather. They include:

  • Clumber Park
  • Hardwick Hall
  • Belton House
  • Newstead Abbey
  • Rufford Abbey Country Park
  • White Post Farm

Before setting out anywhere today, it's best to check if they're closed or operating reduced opening hours.

For us at Radio Newark, today seems like a good day for a PJ day if you have the choice!

11.30am - Update from Nottinghamshire County Council

They are working with Via East Midlands to clear road hazards, please call 01253 502776 to report any highways related incidents.

11.15am - Fallen tree blocking road

A fallen tree has blocked the top of Halam Hill, near Southwell. 

Take care if you're out driving.

Thanks to Tim Allen for the photo.

11.00am - Train companies ask passengers to delay travel till tomorrow

EMR services between Newark and Nottingham are currently cancelled or delayed due to a fallen tree near Netherfield. This is also affecting Lincoln services.

LNER have cancelled the majority of services from Newark Northgate, all operators are advising to check ahead before travelling.

10.50am - Your photos

Thank you to Sarah Robinson for this photo of Woods Court, where a fallen tree has blocked the car park.

A fallen tree blocks the carpark at Woods Court, Newark.

Please send us your photos and updates, as long as it is safe and legal to do so.

10.45am - Cancelled train services

Many train operators have issued do not travel warnings for today, including LNER who are operating a severely reduced timetable and cancelled many Newark services.

LNER say tickets for today will be valid all day tomorrow, Monday 10 February.

There are long delays on services between Nottingham and Newark Castle due to a tree on the railway.

Please check before you set out for any rail service today.

10.00am - Advice to drivers from Notts Police

Nottinghamshire Police have asked motorists to 'drive to the conditions' this morning as Storm Ciara causes travel disruption and road hazards.

If you come across a fallen tree or debris in the road please report it to 101.

9.30am - Is there anything missing out of your garden?

Thanks to Graham Pugh for sending us this photo from Halam, near Southwell.

Possibly worth checking your own garden for any missing trampolines or garden furniture - and if they're still there, bring them in or tie them down!


Storm Ciara has been predicted to be the strongest storm in a decade to hit the UK.

Flood alerts are in place for low-lying agricultural land and roads around the tributaries of the River Trent in Nottinghamshire, the River Greet, Potwell Dyke, Dover Beck, Cocker Beck, Thurgarton Beck and others. 

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