The reach arm of a crane has partially collapsed in Stanmore due to the severe wind caused by Storm Ciara today (9 February).
Footage has been sent to Harrow Online that shows one fire engine and a cordon set up on Merrion Avenue whilst London Fire Brigade (LFB) secured the crane.
One person commented saying: “I have just seen a collapsed crane in Stanmore near the station because of the storm. Emergency services are arriving now and the road is closed off. I hope nobody is hurt!!”
A spokesperson for London Fire Brigade confirmed that there are no reported injuries. The “power has been isolated” and LFB are waiting for the owners of the crane to arrive. They also said that the crane has been secured.
Members of Harrow Online Group have been sending images and footage of the crane which is located right next to Stanmore Train Station.
Elsewhere across Harrow, Storm Ciara has also caused a tree to fall onto tracks near Eastcote which resulted in Rayners Lane Station closing. No trains are coming in or out due to trees on tracks. Anyone planning travel have been advised to make alternative arrangements.
Pinner South SNT tweeted: “If you were planning to use the @metline or @piccadillyline from or through #RaynersLane station this morning, you will have to rethink your route as this is currently the scene caused by #StormCiara.”
The storm is expected to last until the end of today.
A Met Office spokesperson quoted in The Telegraph said: “It is certainly one of the biggest, if not the biggest Amber warning we have ever seen in the UK, based on coverage and using this warning system.
“What is significant is the widespread nature of it. Quite often, we get storms in certain parts of the country but this one is going to affect all parts of the UK.
“We are right in the firing line. Every part of the UK will feel the force of it.
“Potentially a month’s worth of rainfall could fall over north Wales and north west England.
“The average rainfall for February is 97mm whereas the warning shows between 50 and 70mm widely with as much as 100mm.”
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