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Winds cause tree to fall on train line between Adisham and Bekesbourne and ferry delays at Dover

By Chris Price

High winds have caused travel problems in Kent, with ferry services facing heavy delays due to the adverse weather conditions and trains affected.

Coastal areas were told to expect gusts of 70-80mph as south-westerly winds from Storm Freya hit.

There are delays of up to one hour and 30 minutes on DFDS Seaways services from Dover to Calais and 40 minutes from Dover to Dunkerque.

Trains between Faversham and Dover Priory were disrupted when a tree fell on the line between Adisham-Bekesbourne. PIcture: Southeastern (7528301)
Trains between Faversham and Dover Priory were disrupted when a tree fell on the line between Adisham-Bekesbourne. PIcture: Southeastern (7528301)

In Teynham, near Sittingbourne, fallen power cables have blocked Kingsdown Road in both directions near the A2 London Road.

Police in Sevenoaks said they had been called to a number of trees on the road and warned drivers there would likely be more incidents.

Earlier, trains between Faversham and Dover Priory were put on hold when a tree fell on the line between Adisham and Bekesbourne at about 5pm, striking a train.

The line reopened shortly before 8pm.

Southeastern tweeted to say its teams have removed a "fair size tree".

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