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Strong winds bring down trees and disrupt travel across the West Country

Shed that had blown into a neighbours garden. Photo: Dorset & Wiltshire Fire & Rescue Control

Strong winds have been reaching up to 65mph in some of the more exposed parts of the West Country.

In some parts of the region, trees have fallen across roads, blocking routes for drivers and affecting power lines.

Devon and Cornwall Police have urged people to reduce their speed and be vigilant when driving.

Trains have also been affected by the weather. There is currently no service on Cross Country trains between Totnes and Newton Abbot.

Disruption is expected to last until 11am this morning.

A fisherman even had to be rescued from rough seas off the coast of Salcombe in the early hours of this morning after falling overboard.

He had been in the water for an hour and rescue crews say the outcome could have been very different if he wasn't wearing a lifejacket.

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Police in Yeovil in Somerset have reported that the B3515 near the junction of Somerton is completely blocked due to a large tree.

They are asking drivers to take an alternative route.

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Meanwhile, crews from Dorchester Fire Station were called to reports of a shed that had blown into a neighbours garden in Grosvenor Crescent.

These were the pictures they shared on Twitter:

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