Storm Henk leaves chaos in its wake across the South West


Heavy rain and high winds have caused disruption across the South West.

Storm Henk has led to train cancellations, closed roads and power cuts in several parts of the region.

More than 180 households were left without power in Devon and while 890 households suffered power cuts in Cornwall, according to the National Grid.

Train operator GWR said services had been cancelled or delayed, between Totnes and Plymouth, and between Exeter and Okehampton, because of problems with flooding on a number of lines.

Part of a pedestrian bridge was blown onto the track at railway at Okehampton leading to the closure of the main line.

Meanwhile the the A30 near Okehampton was closed by flooding, and was likely to remain closed for the next few days according to National Highways.

Devon and Cornwall Police said the A388 near Launceston had to be shut after a lorry was blown by high winds.

The A35 in Devon was temporarily closed in both directions between the A375, near Honiton, and the A358, near Axminster, after a tree fell onto the road.

Flood warnings have been issued by the Environment Agency for the River Exe, Lower River Torridge and around the Kingsbridge area.


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