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Trees down across the Bailiwick

Trees down across the Bailiwick

Monday 16 January 2023

Trees down across the Bailiwick

Monday 16 January 2023

Stormy weather hit the islands overnight with trees felled in Guernsey, Alderney and Sark.

The storm force winds affected sailings with the Channel Chieftan having to turn back to Jersey when it tried to deliver the national papers to Guernsey.

As the My Guernsey Facebook account said in 2021 - you can tell if the weather is really bad as that is when the Chieftan is cancelled.

Today it turned back to St Helier before 04:00 after the crew decided it was not safe to attempt the crossing to Guernsey.

The Commodore Goodwill was also unable to dock in St Peter Port, instead seeking shelter north of Sark early this morning.

An orange weather warning was issued, with gusts up to severe gale force nine expected.

Those gale force winds have already brought down trees across Guernsey including near the Vale and Grammar schools, across Rue de la Generotte, the Round Chimney, Mont d'Aval, and Le Hurel.

Tree surgeons were seen working at various locations including Les Varendes and near the Vale school early this morning.

Damage in Alderney saw trees felled as well as roadside walls crumbling.

States Member Alex Snowdon shared photographs of damage he saw early this morning. 

In Sark, the Seigneurie Gardens suffered some damage, with the Seigneur having to deal with felled trees this morning.

Share any photos you have of damage across our islands below or by emailing editor@bailiwickexpress.com 

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