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Strong winds batter UK

Winds surpassing 100 miles per hour (160 kph) tormented parts of Britain on Jan. 3, wreaking havoc with travel and killing two people.

 

Police and workers clear a fallen tree that has blocked the A82 on January 3, 2012 in Balloch, Scotland. High winds gusting up to 95mph have been affecting many parts of the country disrupting travel and causing damage to buildings. (GETTY/GALLO)

A woman takes a photograph of traffic lights blown over by high winds in Edinburgh, Scotland January 3, 2012. High winds and torrential rain caused transport chaos across northern Britain on Tuesday, leaving one death and bringing down trees and causing structural damage to several buildings according to local media. (REUTERS)

A couple look at roofing blown off by high winds in Princes Street in Edinburgh, Scotland January 3, 2012. High winds and torrential rain caused transport chaos across northern Britain on Tuesday, leaving one death and bringing down trees and causing structural damage to several buildings according to local media. (REUTERS)

A woman walks in high winds in Edinburgh, Scotland January 3, 2012. High winds and torrential rain caused transport chaos across northern Britain on Tuesday, leaving one death and bringing down trees and causing structural damage to several buildings according to local media. (REUTERS)

A tree blown over by high winds rests on parked cars in Havant, southern England as fierce storms battered many parts Britain Tuesday Jan. 3, 2012. (AP)

A child is seen playing in the sand being blown up due to the high winds as they walk along the beach at the coast of Seaburn, England, Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2012. There is a severe weather warning for gale force winds across the region. (AP)

Two lorries lie on their side, blown over by high winds, on the southbound M9 motorway near Stirling,Scotland January 3, 2012. High winds and torrential rain caused transport chaos across northern Britain on Tuesday, leaving one death and bringing down trees and causing structural damage to several buildings according to local media. (REUTERS)

Waves crash against the harbour wall on January 3, 2012 in Porthcawl, Wales. The Met Office has issued severe weather warnings across many parts of the UK, as heavy rain and winds of up to 100mph (160kph) have been battering large parts of the country causing travel disruption to millions returning to work and education after the Christmas break. (GETTY/GALLO)

Waves crash against the harbour wall on January 3, 2012 in Porthcawl, Wales. The Met Office has issued severe weather warnings across many parts of the UK, as heavy rain and winds of up to 100mph (160kph) have been battering large parts of the country causing travel disruption to millions returning to work and education after the Christmas break. (GETTY/GALLO)

People stand next to a truck blown over in high winds on the A720 city bypass in Edinburgh, Scotland January 3, 2012. (REUTERS)

A police car passes a road sign damaged in a storm in West Barns, East Lothian on the east coast of Scotland. Flights from Scotland's biggest airport, Glasgow, have been heavily disrupted and train operators have been forced to run a reduced service between London and Scottish cities as parts of Scotland are whipped by winds of over 100 miles per hour (160 kilometres per hour). (AFP)

A car is driven round a tree blown over by high winds in Edinburgh, Scotland January 3, 2012. High winds and torrential rain caused transport chaos across northern Britain on Tuesday, leaving one death and bringing down trees and causing structural damage to several buildings according to local media. (REUTERS)

A elderly lady holds onto a lamp post in the strong winds at South Shields, England, Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2012. There is a severe weather warning for gale force winds across the region. (AP)

Agnes McCallum stands outside her home where part of the structure has been blown down on January 3, 2012 in Rutherglen, Scotland. High winds gusting up to 95mph have been affecting many parts of the country disrupting travel and causing damage to buildings. (GETTY/GALLO)

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