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Storm Atiyah: Travel warning goes out for Cornwall

Storm Atiyah: Travel warning goes out for Cornwall

Published by the Pirate FM News Team at 8:50pm 8th December 2019. (Updated at 9:14pm 8th December 2019)

A travel warning has been issued as Storm Atiyah sweeps into Cornwall, leaving hundreds of homes without power.

Kernow Weather Team has already recorded gusts of 96mph at its station in Illogan.

South West Storm Chasers says they have reached 74mph in coastal areas like St Ives.

The Met Office yellow weather warning for strong winds will remain in force until 9am on Monday.

You can find the latest weather warnings here or scroll down to check the power cuts and travel warnings.

Which areas have been hit by power cuts?

Hundreds of homes have been left without power, thanks to the gale force winds.

At one point, almost 1,400 were cut off in the Camborne area and another 1,200 in the Probus area.

Hundreds of other properties in the St Ives and Mullion areas were also affected.

As of 9pm, there were outages in the TR19, TR26, TR20, TR27, TR12, TR2, PL26, PL30, PL11 and PL19 areas.

Many are described as high voltage incidents: Check the latest information from Western Power here.

What is the travel warning?

Kernow Weather Team has also issued a travel warning, as the strong winds follow torrential downpours.

"Due to countless amounts of rainfall, once again please be advised this we may see several waterlogged roads across the Duchy.

"In addition, surface water and spray may cause poor visibility and driving conditions.

"There will be runoff from fields, large areas of surface water and blocked drains from debris.

"We will see some bad conditions on the A30 too.

"Please take extra care and drive safely. Allow a little extra time for your journey if you can. Make sure those lights are on and leave plenty of room for braking distance.

"During wet conditions, braking distances will significantly increase. Double the gap between your car and the car in front when it's wet.

"Also during strong winds and unexpected gusts, high sided vehicles can sway and veer sharply. So please watch for these and allow plenty of room for them".

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