Storm Eleanor: Chaos as 100mph winds leave a trail of destruction – with fallen trees and flooding closing roads and disrupting rail services and 15,000 homes left without power

Commuters face chaos this morning after Storm Eleanor swept across the Atlantic and smashed Britain with hurricane-force winds of up to 100mph. Flood warnings are in place across all of England and Wales today after the storm, with torrential rain triggering

‘danger to life’ warnings across the country. Rescue crews are currently working to remove this fallen tree (pictured centre) which smashed into a building in Christchurch,

Dorset, in the early hours of the morning. Overturned vehicles forced closures on the A1M, M6 and M5, where a recovery operation was under way to clear up the contents of a lorry left spilled on the road (bottom left), while a lorry driver somehow managed to

escape unharmed after his vehicle was blown off the M6 in Cumbria (top left). Waves up to 30ft high are overpowering coastal defences and swamping seaside towns and villages

where many people were left without electricity after trees brought down power lines. (Pictured top right: A tree smashed into a vintage car in Finsbury Park last night.

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