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

Storm Eunice caused chaos across Greater Manchester, with trains suspended, roads blocked and buildings taking a battering.

The storm, said to be the worst to hit the country for three decades, brought gale force winds and heavy rain.

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

READ MORE : Storm Eunice LIVE as train line and roads shut by falling trees in Greater Manchester

Motorists in Wythenshawe were left bemused after a trampoline was propelled down the road by the powerful winds.



A cordon in place around the mosque in Oldham

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

It was left at a precarious 45 degree angle, with police putting a cordon in place around Greengate Jamia Masjid, and telling residents to stay indoors.



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Walkden Shopping Center in Salford had to close for safety reasons, with strong winds almost tearing its roof off.

Trains between Manchester Piccadilly and Stockport were canceled after a fallen tree blocked the overhead lines.

And felled trees caused disruption on the roads across the region.



A flight lands at Manchester Airport during Storm Eunice

A large tree fell onto 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 route at an industrial estate in Trafford Park was blocked due to another fallen tree.



Trains between Manchester and Stockport have been affected

Strong winds brought down two trees in Bolton. Turton Road was shut in both directions.

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

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

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

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 he was traveling in, and a man in his 20s has died in Hampshire after a car collided with a tree.


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

The winds are set to ease this weekend, but yellow weather warnings remain in force for Greater Manchester, for ice on Saturday and for rain on Sunday.

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