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Sheppey Crossing reopens but ferries cancelled and delayed in high winds as Kent suffers weather warning for wind

Kent is being battered by high winds and rain as a weather warning for wind is slapped on the county.

The Sheppey Crossing has now reopened this morning in both directions.

It was first closed at around 10.30pm last night, with gusts still reaching 30mph in the area.

Winds brought down a tree in Shorncliffe Road, Folkestone. Picture: Rhys Griffiths
Winds brought down a tree in Shorncliffe Road, Folkestone. Picture: Rhys Griffiths
This car had a narrow miss in Folkestone. Picture: Rhys Griffiths
This car had a narrow miss in Folkestone. Picture: Rhys Griffiths

Meanwhile, DFDS Seaways has cancelled services to Calais and warned of delays of up to an hour and a half to Dunkerque.

P&O Ferries is predicting delays of up to three hours due to strong winds.

The situation on the roads is not much better, with Nargate Road in Littlebourne blocked at the junction with Bramling Road due to a fallen tree. 

KCC Highways is urging drivers to take extra care in the strong winds and rain.

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