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UPDATE: Storm-hit Kew Gardens to remain closed tomorrow
Kew Gardens will remain closed tomorrow as staff continue a clean-up following the worst storm to hit the area since 1987.
The Royal Botanical Gardens was closed throughout Monday, which is standard procedure in high winds.
In September last year, 31-year-old New Zealander Erena Wilson died on the grounds after being hit by the falling branch of a 200-year-old Lebanese cedar.
A Kew Gardens spokesman said: "We will be closed on Tuesday while a dedicated team continues to clear fallen branches and debris resulting from the storm.
"Of approximately 14,000 trees at Kew Gardens, only 12 were lost. However, due to the significant number of broken branches around the site the clean-up operation will continue on Tuesday.
"We hope to open again on Wednesday, but encourage anybody planning a visit to keep an eye on our website for further updates."
Whole trees and smaller branches have been blown over across the Richmond area.
Commuters faced travel chaos after South West Trains cancelled services before noon.
Trains are currently running through Richmond and Twickenham but many services have been severely delayed or cancelled.
Royal Parks' Bushy Park and Richmond Park were closed this morning but have both since mostly re-opened.