Power cuts have affected homes across the region this morning after a night of stormy weather.Read the full story ›
Great Western Railway is advising passengers not to travel after a power failure earlier this morning caused a signalling systems failure between Bath Spa and Bristol Temple Meads.
Train services are being disrupted with no direct train service between Swindon and Bristol Temple Meads via Chippenham and Bath Spa.
It's the same story between Westbury and Bristol Temple Meads.
We are unable to source replacement road transport and advise customers not to travel
Queuing systems are in place and journey times will be extended from following stations:
- Bath Spa
- Oldfield Park
- Trowbridge (for travel to Bath Spa and Bristol Temple Meads only)
Hundreds of homes are still without power across Devon and Cornwall as power companies work to fix supplies.Read the full story ›
At its highest the number of homes without power across Devon and Cornwall topped 16,000 but slowly properties are able to switch on again.Read the full story ›
Many households are without power as Storm Imogen takes hold. Strong winds and rain have caused problems across the region.Read the full story ›
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.
Over 16 thousand homes are now 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 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.