|Chaos For Putney Commuters|
As the much-heralded Storm Jude cancels trains
Disruption by trees on the line, meant South West Trains - which run key commuter services between Putney and London Waterloo - said there were no trains running on their service before at least 11am.
They said there were at least 33 trees on their lines across their network.
The Metropolitan Police have tweeted that they have received 792 calls on 999 & 101 between 6-8am this morning. The London Ambulance Service has been responding to a number of storm-related incidents since 6am this morning.
Falling trees, damaged buildings and drivers injured are just some of the emergency calls received as the high winds hit the capital. Deputy Director of Operations Peter McKenna said: "It is proving to be a busy morning for us for storm-related injuries. We would encourage anyone to consider if their journey is entirely necessary.”
TfL urges road users to take extra care, and all road and public transport users are advised to check for the latest updates before travelling with service providers and the Met Office.
You can follow the latest developments at the Twitter account TfL Traffic News.
And South West Trains have told people not to travel all day if possible. They are warning that a much reduced service will operate.
The Mayor of London's office has set up a web page called London Resilience offering advice on preparing for the storm, and you can also follow its up to the minute advice on Twitter at London_Prepared.
The Metropolitan Police Service is reminding Londoners to dial 101 when contacting police when it's not an emergency with expected increases in demand brought about by high winds.
The Met adds that calling 999 when it is not an emergency can reduce can effectiveness at dealing with genuine emergencies.
Three Twitter accounts have also been set up at #stormuk, #ukstorm and #storm13.
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