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Tree split in half by Storm Imogen

A tree has been split in half in Swindon by Storm Imogen. Strong gusts of winds have been recorded across the south west and weather warnings are in place.

Emergency services are warning people to take extra care on the roads because of the strong winds.

Tree has been split in half by Storm Imogen in Swindon Credit: Natalie Williams
Storm Imogen is battering the south west Credit: Natalie Williams
Tree damage caused by Storm Imogen Credit: Natalie Williams


Yellow weather warning for flooding in South West

Yellow weather warning for flooding in South West Credit: ITV West Country

The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for Saturday and are urging people in the South West to be cautious of thunderstorms and the possibility of "significant flooding".

They say the warm weather could develop into heavy showers with lightning and hail. The warning covers East Devon, Somerset and Dorset.

Record rainfall leaves road maintenance afloat

A survey of Local Authorities estimates it will cost £133million to clear the repairs backlog Credit: ITV West Country

The damage caused by this winter's record rainfall, means it's estimated it will cost £133 million to get our region's roads back into reasonable condition.

A survey of Local Authority figures reveals 22,000 potholes were filled in the south west last year but it will take 13 years to clear the repairs backlog.


Visitor numbers positive for Royal Cornwall Show

Organisers say visitor numbers for the Royal Cornwall Show look to be in line with previous years despite a wet and windy start to the event. It's day two of the agricultural show in Wadebridge.

Thousands attended the opening despite yesterday's rain and heavy winds, but organisers say many left early with some cars having to be towed out of the mud by tractors.

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