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WATCH: Winds force suspension bridge to close

For only the second time in its history, the Clifton Suspension Bridge has been closed due to adverse weather.

Strong winds mean only pedestrians can access the bridge. It's expected to reopen at lunchtime.

In the video below, you can hear the gust of up to 55mph hitting the structure as people brave the crossing on foot:

WATCH: High waves hit tracks at Dawlish

There's disruption to train services this morning as strong winds bring high waves crashing into the tracks at Dawlish.

There are currently no Cross Country services between Exeter St Davids and Plymouth, and Exeter St Davids and Paignton.


Fallen trees cause disruption on West Country roads

Strong winds have caused a number of trees to fall on roads across the region.

  • The A386 at Grenofen in Devon is blocked due to a fallen tree near Whitchurch Road.
  • Also on the A386 in Great Torrington a fallen tree has blocked the road at Peters Marland.
  • On the A396 Exeter Road in Ashley in Devon the road is blocked by a tree near Narrow Lane.
  • The A3072 in Highhampton in Devon is blocked due to a fallen tree and overturned car between Burdon Lane and Staddon Road.
  • The A392 East Road at Quintrell Downs in Cornwall is partially blocked due to fallen tree between A3058 North Way and Parka Road.
  • B3254 in St Keyne in Cornwall is partially blocked due to fallen tree near Valley View.

Police warning as strong winds bring trees down

Devon and Cornwall Police are warning people to take extra care this morning as strong winds spread across the region - causing trees to fall in some areas.

They say they've already been called out to a number of weather related incidents

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