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Storm Bronagh: Road closures and live updates

Flood alerts have been issued for parts of the region. Pictured: flooding in Matlock, Derbyshire. Credit: Beshlie Megan / Instagram @beshliemegan

The Met Office has warned of falling trees, loss of power and travel disruption as Storm Bronagh sweeps the country.

There is a yellow weather warning in place for the East and West Midlands throughout Friday, with gusts of up to 76mph expected.

Storm Bronagh has already brought heavy rain and strong winds. This morning (Fri), roads were also closed because of falling trees and floods.

Currently, the weather warning for wind is in place until 6pm this evening.

Are there any road closures?

This was updated at 13:27. If you know of any more problems on the roads, please get in touch.

  • A609 Nottingham Road in both directions re-opened, fallen tree removed from Cossall Road to A6002 Bilborough Road.
  • There was earlier flooding at the Bourn Brook bridge. The A4040 Linden Road is now passable.
  • Traffic is easing at Castle Gate Island in Dudley where there was a fallen tree.
  • In Staffordshire, Lime Lane is now passable in both directions. There was flooding between the A5 Watling Street to Gorsey Lane.
Cars battled heavy rain on the M5 in Worcestershire on Thursday evening. Credit: PA

What about problems on public transport?

This is the latest information we have about public transport in the region.

Storm Ali and Storm Bronagh have brought high winds and heavy rain. Credit: BPM Media

Are there flood alerts in place?

There are no flood warnings currently in place but there are a number of flood alerts. The Environment Agency advises people to be prepared as they issue flood alerts in the following places:

  • River Wye in Derbyshire
  • River Wye in Herefordshire
  • Stone Trent

Here's the latest forecast for the West Midlands:

Here's the latest forecast for the East Midlands: