Double-decker bus blown off road in gale-force winds

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As gale-force winds battered Britain on Thursday, a bus on its way to pick up schoolchildren was blown off the road in Crowland, Lincolnshire.

The double-decker bus from Holbeach Drove-based firm Fowler's Travel was on the B1166 heading to the Deepings School when it toppled over, reports the Peterborough Telegraph.

There were no passengers on board at the time, and the owner of Fowler's Travel told Spalding Today: "We had a double decker bus go off the road which was travelling to collect some children from school.

"The bus was empty at the time and the driver involved has nearly 40 years' experience of driving buses.

"It was a freak accident and I've spoken to the driver who is fine."

Meanwhile, severe storms have swept through the country, destroying homes and causing chaos for travellers with roads flooded and rail services affected.

According to the Huffington Post, East Anglia, southern England and Wales have seen the worst travel disruption today (Friday 6 December).

The Atlantic storm has already claimed two lives, and thousands of people were evacuated from their homes along the east coast on Thursday night after the worst tidal surge for more than 60 years hit coastal towns.

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