FALLEN trees are being reported across Glasgow and its surrounding areas as Storm Ali batters much of the country.

Inglefield Street is currently blocked at Govanhill Park by a large tree. A local resident shared an image of the tree on Facebook, adding: “I and some other pedestrians had a narrow escape.”

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Another is being reported in Auchenlodment Road, Johnstone, with one eyewitness adding: “It's very blustery with lots of debris around already. Be careful out there.”

Scotland TranServ said its teams are currently dealing with fallen trees on the A8 at East Hamilton Street in Greenock, and also at on the A737 Roadhead Roundabout near Lochwinnoch.

The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service attended another in Scotstoun late this morning.

Berkeley Street in Glasgow’s West End also saw a fallen tree outside a school.


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Whitemoss Road in East Kilbride saw traffic and pedestrians be rerouted after a tree fell.

Sinclair Drive is also closed and another tree has fallen in Springburn.

A tree is down before the Mountblow slip road in Clydebank.

Bellahouston Drive is also affected, as is Marlborough Avenue in Hyndland, and University Avenue in the West End.

A trampoline is also said to have blown onto the road on Egilsay Street in Milton which is blocking the road.

As reported by the Evening Times, a woman has died after the caravan she was in was blown off a cliff.

The first named storm of the season brought high winds to the west of Ireland where the caravan was blown onto a beach at Claddaghduff, near Clifden in Co Galway, on Wednesday morning.

Irish police said the body of a woman in her fifties was found after a search on the beach.

The Met Office said 77mph winds were recorded in Kirkcudbrightshire in Scotland.

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As Ali rolled in on Wednesday morning, the Met Office updated its amber weather warning of wind, saying there is a high likelihood of impacts across a swathe of the UK.

Travel disruption, power cuts and flying debris are possible as the storm sweeps through, with severe gales and heavy rain forecast for a large part of the UK.

The weather alert, which is in place until Wednesday evening, warns that flying debris is likely and could lead to injuries or danger to life.

There is also potential for damage to buildings, fallen trees, travel cancellations, road closures and large waves in coastal areas.

A less severe yellow warning for wind is in place until Wednesday night.

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