Storm latest: Woolwich and Bexleyheath lines blocked by trees and damage to tower blocks
Fallen trees are blocking the Woolwich and Bexleyheath railway lines into London. With the Sidcup line closed for engineering work there is currently no service on any Dartford line. High winds are also affecting housing towers and blocks.
11:15am UPDATE: Dartford station is also now closed due to damage.
11:30am UPDATE: It appears a train struck a tree at Slade Green according to Network rail. No news yet on damage.
4:30pm UPDATE: Victoria station roof is damaged. Platforms 1-6 are out of use.
These are some of just a number of incidents across Southeastern’s network:
🌲Trees are blocking lines at #Selling #Falconwood & #Erith ❌
🚍Tickets accepted on buses Dartford-Lewisham
⚡A tree has brought a power line on to the track at #Chilham. Trains cannot run from Ashford towards Canterbury West while safety checks are undertaken pic.twitter.com/Jrh2B0mwkJ
— Southeastern (@Se_Railway) February 9, 2020
Other storm related reports show damage to the Discovery School roof in Thamesmead, a Abbey Wood housing block’s roof and balconies at new towers in Greenwich.
Tiles are blowing onto Panfield Road below.
The worst winds are due this afternoon.