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Travel disruption as end of Storm Brendan hits

Travel disruption as end of Storm Brendan hits

Published by the Pirate FM News Team at 1:19pm 14th January 2020. (Updated at 4:07pm 14th January 2020)

Gusts of 78mph have been recorded in parts of Cornwall as the end of Storm Brendan hits.

The gales are already causing travel disruption on the roads, rail and ferries in the Duchy.

There are delays on the trains, ferry cancellations and lane closures on the Tamar Bridge.

The Met Office warning for strong winds is out until 23.59pm, with flood alerts in force as well.

Scroll down to check the latest incidents on the roads, trains, planes and ferries affecting journeys in Cornwall.

What travel disruption is being reported?

There have been reports of fallen trees across Cornwall, including the A389 Dunmere Road in Bodmin.

Just before midday on Tuesday, the centre lane on the Tamar Bridge was closed because of high winds.

Bosses tweeted to warn that restrictions were likely for high-sided vehicles across rush-hour.

Just after 1.30pm the bridge was closed to high-sided vehicles, motorbikes, cycles and caravans/trailers.

"A38 in both directions closed to high sided vehicles. Slow traffic on Tamar Bridge. The tidal lane is also closed".

Inrix Traffic and Travel

Tamar Crossings have tweeted to say restrictions are likely to remain in force until the evening.

You can check the latest information on lane closures and restrictions on the bridge here.

As of 1pm, both Great Western Railway and CrossCountry services were reporting delays of up to 20 minutes.

The wind was affecting services between Exeter St Davids and Penzance, with trains running at reduced speeds.

Morning Skybus flights to the Isles of Scilly were cancelled, along with all sailings of the St Mawes passenger ferry.

You can check the latest weather-related incidents affecting journeys in Cornwall here.

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