The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for wind on Sunday.Advertisement
Gale force winds are expected across the North West with Preston likely to be affected from 3pm on Sunday to 6am on Monday.
Travel plans may be disrupted and there will be a risk of fallen tres and flying debris.
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A Met Office spokesman said: “Storm Freya will bring very strong winds, with some travel disruption and possible dangerous conditions late Sunday and into Monday.”
Electricity North West has increased the number of engineers on standby to deal with any power cuts or issues which arise as a result of Storm Freya.
Mark Mercer, network systems manager, said: “Over the weekend, we’ll be closely monitoring the weather to ensure any damage is repaired and power returns as quickly as possible if it does go off.
“We’d urge people that if they do see any damage to our overhead power lines, please stay away and report it to us straight away so we can repair it safely.
“As always, we work around the clock during incidents like this, and are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week if customers need any help or advice.”
For information and updates see The Met Office website.