The A30 High Street is closed in both directions and there are long delays due to a fallen tree at Gooseacre Lane.
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South West MPs have been lobbying for almost a month - the Department for Transport has finally confirmed the funds.
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.
Tomorrow the wind will strengthen again and there'll be heavy showers later on