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Thousands without power as Storm Imogen takes hold

Damage caused by storm imogen Credit: ITV News

Thousands of properties are still without power across Devon and Cornwall.

Crews from Western Power have been working to try and fix supplies.

Power has come back on in some homes but there are still thousands without.

3,334
Devon properties without power.
5,020
Cornwall properties without power.

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Thousands of homes still without power

Many homes still without power Credit: Western Power

Over two thousand homes are still without power across Cornwall and Devon after Storm Imogen batters the south west.

Western Power teams have worked all through the morning to restore supplies to hundreds of homes.

Earlier in the day over four thousand homes were without power.

Some of our customers are currently experiencing power supply problems following high wind which has damaged some of our overhead power equipment.

Forward planning, following advanced Met Office weather predictions, means that our operational depots have been open from first light and we also have in place additional operational and engineering staff, and extra Contact Centre staff available to take customer calls.

Where weather has permitted, our Helicopter Unit has also been on hand to further pinpoint damage caused to our overhead network and to help speed up repairs and power restoration times.

– Western Power

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Over four thousand homes without power

Over four thousand homes without power in Devon and Cornwall Credit: Western Power

Over four thousand homes are without power across Devon and Cornwall as Storm Imogen hits the south west.

Western Power says the are trying to restore all supplies by midday.

Westminster debates West Country railways

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South West MPs are to debate the future of the West Country's rail services in parliament today (8 February). They say its an opportunity for them to challenge the lack of investment in the regions rail network compared to other parts of the UK .

Discussions come after Network Rail revealed that the biggest ever upgrade to the region's rail network will be up to four ye​a​r​s​ late.

It means a promise to end overcrowding, and speed up journey times has again been delayed.

Residents say promises made two years ago after storms caused damage to the line have yet to be met.

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