Wild and wintry weather

Wild and wintry weather hit the region last night. Winds of up to 70mph brought down power cables in Devon and Cornwall and there was even snow at Princetown on Dartmoor.

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Hundreds of homes without power in Cornwall

Strong winds in Cornwall have left around 500 homes without power after cables were blown down by winds of up to 70mph.

The main areas affected are Penzance, Mousehole, Newlyn and St Buryan.

A spokesman for Western Power says they were prepared for the bad weather and brought in extra engineers to cope. They have multiple teams out dealing with around eighty separate incidents and say they will continue working until they get everyone back on.

At one point electricity supplies to the Isles of Scilly were cut but they are back on after their standby kicked in.

The weather front has now moved on but the company is now getting reports of lightning in the area, which could cause further problems.

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