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Retford escapes battering by worst storm in years

By HGilbey_LE  |  Posted: October 24, 2013

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Despite being warned to brace ourselves for the worst, Retford has escaped the full force of the St Jude Day Storm.

Winds of more than 90mph and 30mm of rain have lashed the south on Monday this week and claiming a number of lives in the process.

But in Retford it was a calm and largely pleasant autumn day with periods of sunshine and hardly a breath of wind.

The Met Office had issued a yellow warning for wind and rain from the early hours of Monday through until the late evening.

A small surface water flood was reported on North Road near to the Hallcroft roundabout, and East Coast trains to London via Retford were cancelled due to storm damage in the south.

Gringley weather expert Les Hardy confirmed that 11.7mm of rain fell overnight - the October average is 48mm in a month.

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