Hurricane Katia causes damage in Britain
Baku, September 13 (AZERTAC). Gales and high tides sweep the coast at Blackpool, in the north west of England, as the remnants of Hurricane Katia hit British shores.
One motorist was killed Monday as the remnants of Hurricane Katia battered much of Britain with winds up to 82 miles (132 kilometers) per hour.
The driver died when a tree hit a car in County Durham, northeast England.
Elsewhere, high waves lashed coastal areas causing ferry companies to cancel scheduled departures, and more trees and branches fell on train tracks and roads. Several major road bridges have been closed to trucks.
Transport links and power companies face disruption in Scotland and northern England from a final flick of the tail by hurricane Katia.
The storm claimed Monday`s stage of the Tour of Britain bike race, between Kendall and Blackpool, which was cancelled due to high winds. The Tour is one of the most important fixtures in UK cycling.
Gales and gusts across the path through the northern Pennines and Cumbrian fells forced the decision on officials. Riders were diverted instead for an exhibition lap around Kendal before decamping to Stoke-on-Trent for the third stage of the event on Tuesday.
CE Electric UK, which provides power in northeast England, said it was working to restore the electricity supply to about 10,000 properties.
Forecasters said gusts of 82 mph were recorded at Capel Curig in north Wales.
High winds also hit Northern Ireland, with waves breaking over the sea wall along Portstewart harbour on the north coast.