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Winter on the prom

PUBLISHED: 14:08 18 November 2009 | UPDATED: 11:13 23 August 2010

HEAVY rain and 70 mph winds battered north Kent during the weekend as Britain suffered its worst weather of the year. Starting on Friday and continuing over the weekend, motorists and pedestrians were warned to take extra care when travelling as torrenti

HEAVY rain and 70 mph winds battered north Kent during the weekend as Britain suffered its worst weather of the year.

Starting on Friday and continuing over the weekend, motorists and pedestrians were warned to take extra care when travelling as torrential rain and gale force winds hit the country.

Firefighters in Gravesend took down a sign hanging over a kebab shop in New Road, Gravesend after it became dislodged in heavy winds. The Dartford Bridge was also forced to close on Saturday due to high winds with motorists being diverted through one of the tunnels. Sheppey crossing and Medway Bridge were also closed.

Several roads had minor flooding as the weather settled on Sunday with rain returning for the Monday morning rush hour.

Motorists were advised to check the weather forecast and road conditions before travelling during the week.

For latest information on flood warnings visit the Environment Agency website at www.environment-agency.gov.uk or call floodline on 08459 881188.

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