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Tamar Bridge closures as storm hits Cornwall

Tamar Bridge closures as storm hits Cornwall

Published by Emma Carton at 6:20am 29th November 2018. (Updated at 8:57am 29th November 2018)

The tail end of Storm Diana sparked severe disruption for Cornwall's drive to work, including closures on the Tamar Bridge.

It was shut to vehicles like lorries, motorbikes and caravans across rush-hour, but has since reopened.

The wind and rain downed trees, flooded roads and left thousands of homes without power.

The Met Office weather warning for gales, that could reach 80mph, is in force until 2pm on Thursday.

What can we expect?

  • Some delays to road, rail, air and ferry transport are likely with some journeys taking longer. There is the chance of some cancellations as well as some road/bridge closures.
  • Some short term loss of power and other services is possible
  • It’s likely that some coastal routes, sea fronts and coastal communities affected by spray and/or large waves with a small chance of injuries from large waves and beach material being thrown onto sea fronts, coastal roads and properties.

"A weather system will move northeastwards across the UK on Thursday bringing widespread strong winds.

"Inland gusts of 50mph are likely with gusts of around 65mph in exposed locations around Wales and western England.

"There remains a very small chance that this system will intensify as it moves northeastwards bringing even stronger winds to south-west England, Wales and on into northern England and south-east Scotland.

"If this occurs, gusts of 70-80mph could be seen, mainly in exposed locations. In either case, winds will moderate by late morning across western England and Wales, then by mid afternoon across northern England and south-east Scotland.

"Heavy rain is also likely to affect southern and western England as well as Wales, and following on from recent wet weather this may lead to some very localised surface water flooding".

Met Office

You can check the latest warnings for Cornwall here or watch how to be prepared...

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