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Rail workers battle to clear up as high winds batter Wales again as Storm Franklin blows in

Just when you thought it was safe to venture out Storm Franklin blows in hot on the heels of Storm Eunice.

The Met Office has issued an amber wind warning for Northern Ireland for Monday morning and yellow ones for parts of the UK from Sunday including Wales.

The latest storm is the third in a week and has left thousands across Wales without electricity.

Railway travel has been disrupted and crews are already out dealing with the aftermath of storm Eunice as these images from Network Rail Air Operation show. Tress remain down and across railway tracks with flood water also hindering any clear up.

There are men and women out in atrocious conditions working around the cloak to restore power, transport and ensure safety. The RNLI, the police, the ambulance, rail and road workers, the fire service and many more are hard stretched to deal with the continual bad weather hitting Wales over the last seven days.

The Met Office has warned that the high winds could cause further disruption and danger to life and property.

Flooding is also expected in parts of Wales according to the latest information from Natural Resources Wales. There are 18 flood warnings and 33 flood alerts in place.

All Images: Network Rail Air Operations

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