July 26 2014 Latest news:
Lizzie Dearden, Senior reporter
Monday, February 17, 2014
This trolley shelter was no match for high winds that battered Redbridge over the weekend.
The structure at Sainsbury’s in King George Avenue, Newbury Park, was one of many damaged when another Atlantic storm brought gale-force winds and torrential rain.
Dee Edwards said the roof had been “blown clean off”, leaving it on the ground surrounded by smashed glass and debris on Saturday.
Scaffolding fell from a building in busy Cranbrook Road in the extreme conditions, forcing Redbridge Council to close the area for safety.
Officers worked from 7am on Saturday to make the structure near the junction with Ilford Hill safe and the road was reopened by 1pm.
Trees were brought down across the borough, including by the Jack Carter Pavilion in Barkingside and across Wanstead.
Waterlogged parks and sports pitches struggled to cope with yet more rainfall, which left a new lake in Seven Kings Park.
Did you see any flooding or damage from the storm? Send your pictures to firstname.lastname@example.org or tweet @IlfordRecorder.