Trains suspended, roads blocked and buildings battered – Storm Eunice brings a day of chaos to Greater Manchester

Storm Eunice wreaked havoc on Greater Manchester, with trains suspended, roads blocked and buildings damaged.

The storm, considered the worst to hit the country in three decades, brought strong winds and heavy rain.

While Greater Manchester avoided the worst weather, many areas saw trees uprooted, causing damage to cars and blocking busy roads.

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Motorists in Wythenshawe have been left baffled after a trampoline was blown across the road by the strong winds.



A cordon in place around Oldham Mosque

A tower of a mosque in Oldham was left in danger of collapsing as winds damaged a minaret.

It was left at a precarious 45 degree angle, with police cordoning off Greengate Jamia Masjid and telling residents to stay inside.



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The Walkden shopping center in Salford had to close for safety reasons as high winds nearly ripped its roof off.

Trains between Manchester Piccadilly and Stockport have been canceled after a fallen tree blocked overhead lines.

And the downed trees have caused disruption to roads in the area.



Flight lands at Manchester Airport during Storm Eunice

A large tree fell on two cars, a BMW and a Renault Clio, on Scarsdale Road in Victoria Park, south Manchester, and blocked the road.

Bailey Lane in Wythenshawe was blocked after a huge tree fell, damaging a brick wall.

A busy access road in an industrial area of ​​Trafford Park has been blocked due to another fallen tree.



Trains between Manchester and Stockport have been affected

High winds downed two trees in Bolton. Turton Road has been closed in both directions.

Rochdale Road in Middleton near Slattocks was also closed due to a free fall.

A tree fell on Victoria Road in Hale and hit a car.

Several people have died across the country in tragic storm-related incidents.

A woman in her 30s was killed after a tree fell on a car in north London, a man in his 50s died in Merseyside after debris hit the windscreen of a vehicle in which he was traveling, and a man in his 20s died in Hampshire after a car collided with a tree.


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A Met Office orange weather warning for high winds is in place until 9pm on Friday, warning of potential ‘danger to life’ and likely damage to homes and properties.

Winds are expected to ease this weekend, but yellow weather warnings remain in effect for Greater Manchester, for ice on Saturday and for rain on Sunday.

Marjorie N. McClure