View all 176 updates ›

The South West is among the worst affected areas

It's been another day of extreme weather in the region. At one stage gusty winds were so bad that high-sided vehicles, caravans and motorcycles were banned from using the Tamar Bridge.

Commuters faced widespread delays - Passengers at Exeter St Davids station had to take replacement buses as trains to Yeovil Junction and Taunton were cancelled. Cross Country trains cancelled its service between Plymouth and Bristol. Replacement buses were being run.

Devon County Council said temporary dams to stem the escape of water from the breached 200-year-old Grand Western Canal have been successful. Engineers worked overnight after approximately two miles of the canal drained through a 100ft gap in its embankment late on Wednesday afternoon.

More on this story