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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

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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.

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