Rochester Castle closes as Storm Eunice brings extreme weather to Kent

As Storm Eunice continues to cause issues across Kent, Rochester Castle in Medway has been added to the list of closures today (February 18).

Kent is currently experiencing a red weather warning due to adverse conditions that could see wind speeds reaching highs of 70mph in parts of the county.

While coastal areas are expected to see the worst of it, other areas of the county are taking necessary precautions to ensure public safety.

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With this, Medway Council has announced that the historic Rochester Castle will remain closed for the foreseeable future while the county battles the tough conditions.

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The Council has stated: “Rochester Castle will remain closed until further notice, due to high winds.

“We apologise for any inconvenience, and we look forward to welcoming residents back to the heritage site, when it is safe to do so.”

Disruptions have already been caused to highway and railways services across the county due to the storm.

The public is urged to stay at home where possible and to take extra care when necessary travel is unavoidable.

Article Source: Kent Live