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Storm Atiyah: Latest travel updates as strong winds hit the West Country

Credit: Met Office

Strong winds brought in by Storm Atiyah are continuing to cause disruption across the West Country.

Roads and some public transport routes have been affected and a supermarket roof partially blown off in Bude.

Yellow weather alerts from the Met Office warn of very strong winds continuing to strike the region until 9am on Monday (9 November).

The Isles of Scilly saw gusts of 71mph overnight as the storm swept in, elsewhere Culdrose in Cornwall reached gusts of 73mph.

Video credit: Tom Heywood

Emergency services were forced to close a road in Bude on Sunday night after a section of the roof at Sainsbury's supermarket blew off in the wind.

Eyewitnesses reported seeing "debris" on Crooklets Road from the store roof.

Fire and rescue crews as well as Devon and Cornwall Police were called to the scene following the incident.

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Western Power Distribution reported areas without power as a result of the weather. Properties in and around Bridgwater and Newton Abbot were have been.

A number of roads have been affected by the adverse weather conditions, with trees brought down in areas and a landslip blocking the route in Umberleigh.

Get the latest travel updates here:

  • A377 Union Road Eastbound blocked due to fallen tree at Church Street.
  • A377 both ways closed due to landslip and fallen tree between Rock Hill (Rising Sun Hotel, Umberleigh) and B3096 Leigh Road (Chulmleigh).
  • One lane closed due to strong winds on M48 Severn Bridge both ways

Some public transport links have also been suspended, including the Dartmouth Higher Ferry between A379 Bridge Road and A379 Coombe Road.

The Torpoint Ferry at the Tamar crossing is running a reduced service, with two ferries until further notice.

Wind speeds were highest in Culdrose, reaching gusts of 73mph. Credit: ITV News West Country

Skybus issued a statement on Monday morning warning of potential disruption to flights on Tuesday (10 December).

The company stressed "no flights have been cancelled" but advised that passengers booked to travel "may transfer to a flight on a different date free of charge where space allows".

Get the full West Country forecast here.