Storm disrupts road travel

The bad weather is affecting travel by road across the region.

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Hampshire Police- Advice for drivers

Hampshire Police are warning drivers to take extra care on the roads as high winds continue across the region. When driving in high winds keep both hands firmly on the wheel.

Drivers should also anticipate buffeting by the wind and the slip stream from passing vehicles, especially high-sided vehicles such as vans or lorries.

Drivers should slow their speed as the faster the vehicle is travelling the more likely it is to drift off course in a sudden gust. Drivers of high-sided vehicles, motor homes or cars towing caravans should be especially vigilant.

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Gas leak in Reading

A cordon is in place in the Calcot area of Reading due to an ongoing gas leak.

Thames Valley Police were called at 7.19am to a report of a gas leak near Calcot Golf Club, after a fallen tree damaged a gas pipe.

Police officers and firefighters from the Berkshire Fire and Rescue Service have enforced a 560m cordon for the safety of the public.

Approximately 40 properties are being evacuated.

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