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Bank roof blows off due to high winds

A bank in Yatton has had its roof blown off Credit: ITV News

The roof of bank has blown off in North Somerset due to Storm Imogen.

The high street in Yatton was closed this morning as emergency services helped to clear debris from the roof which had fallen onto the road.

Work is underway to repair the damage caused by the strong winds.

Wind blows off bank roof Credit: ITV News
Bank roof damaged Credit: ITV News

WATCH: Windswept Kylie in Clevedon

Wind speeds of up to 80mph have been recorded in the west as Storm Imogen blasts across the region.

ITV's Kylie Pentelow lost her hat in Clevedon because of the strong winds.

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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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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.

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