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Hurricane Gonzalo remnants batter Britain; woman killed by falling tree in London

  • Foam from large waves whipped up by gale force winds cover the coast road at Cleveleys near Blackpool, north west England, as the remnants of Hurricane Gonzalo blew into Britain, causing rush-hour travel misery for road, rail and air travellers, Tuesday Oct. 21, 2014. Some areas were subjected to gusts of wind up to 65 mph, (105 kph) but forecasters predicted that the worst of the weather will be over after by Wednesday. (AP Photo/PA, John Giles)  UNITED KINGDOM OUT  NO SALES  NO ARCHIVE

    Foam from large waves whipped up by gale force winds cover the coast road at Cleveleys near Blackpool, north west England, as the remnants of Hurricane Gonzalo blew into Britain, causing rush-hour travel misery for road, rail and air travellers, Tuesday Oct. 21, 2014. Some areas were subjected to gusts of wind up to 65 mph, (105 kph) but forecasters predicted that the worst of the weather will be over after by Wednesday. (AP Photo/PA, John Giles) UNITED KINGDOM OUT NO SALES NO ARCHIVE  (The Associated Press)

  • Passengers queue to check-in at Terminal 2 of London's Heathrow Airport, after some flights were cancelled, as the remnants of Hurricane Gonzalo blew into Britain, causing rush-hour travel misery for road, rail and air travellers, Tuesday Oct. 21, 2014. Some areas were subjected to gusts of wind up to 65 mph, (105 kph) but forecasters predicted that the worst of the weather will be over by Wednesday. (AP Photo/PA, Steve Parsons)  UNITED KINGDOM OUT  NO SALES  NO ARCHIVE

    Passengers queue to check-in at Terminal 2 of London's Heathrow Airport, after some flights were cancelled, as the remnants of Hurricane Gonzalo blew into Britain, causing rush-hour travel misery for road, rail and air travellers, Tuesday Oct. 21, 2014. Some areas were subjected to gusts of wind up to 65 mph, (105 kph) but forecasters predicted that the worst of the weather will be over by Wednesday. (AP Photo/PA, Steve Parsons) UNITED KINGDOM OUT NO SALES NO ARCHIVE  (The Associated Press)

A woman has been killed by a falling tree in London as the remnants of Hurricane Gonzalo lashed Britain with rain and strong winds.

London Ambulance Service say paramedics tried to resuscitate the woman but she was pronounced dead at the scene in the Knightsbridge area.

Several other people across the country were injured by falling branches, and the wind brought down trees onto railway lines.

The Meteorological Office said wind gusts were expected to hit 70 mph (113 kph) in coastal areas.

Heathrow Airport canceled about 100 flights, and some ferry crossings between Britain and Ireland were called off.

Gonzalo battered Bermuda last week with sustained winds of 110 mph (175 kph) before dumping heavy rain on the Canadian province of Newfoundland and then heading out over the Atlantic.