More than 7,000 southwest properties without power

More than 7,000 properties in the Bristol and Bath area have reportedly been left without power as a severe storm battered England and Wales overnight.

A maintenance worker tries to remove  a fallen tree from the road.
Trees have blocked roads and brought down power cables overnight. Credit: ITV News

Widespread flooding hit southern parts of the country as rain and winds of almost 100mph arrived from the southwest.

Trees have been brought down by high winds, damaging properties and power cables, while a number of roads are impassable due to floodwater.

Read: Severe storm batter Britain

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Tributes to storm death victims

Friends and colleagues have paid tribute to the four people killed during a violent storm that hit England and Wales.