England: Storm Katie brings high winds and travel chaos

    England: Storm Katie brings high winds and travel chaos

    March 28, London: Storm Katie has seen gusts of up to 105mph battering England and Wales, with several flights diverted from Gatwick Airport and major bridges shut, reports said.

    More than 20 flights heading to Gatwick had to be diverted to other airports.

    The Met Office issued an amber warning for winds for London and the South East with a yellow alert for the east and south-west of England and south Wales, BBC reported.

    The Dartford River Crossing, M48 Severn Bridge and the Sheppey Crossing have all been closed, Highways England said.

    A number of power cuts have also been reported around Sussex, Surrey and Kent. UK Power Networks say they are dealing with a high number of faults.

    Latest updates on Storm Katie disruption and weather warnings

    The planes diverted from Gatwick had all been due to land at the Sussex airport after midnight. Other flights have been delayed.

    By 05:00 Gatwick said 16 flights had been cancelled and 24 diverted to other destinations because of the stormy weather.

    The Oslo Times