A Gwent Police motorcyclist observes traffic entering Wales over the M4 Prince of Wales Bridge at the start of the 'circuit-break' lockdown, October 23 2020.

All Rights Reserved. You can keep up to date with any road or bridge closures on Highways England's website here and check the Severn Bridge's Twitter page here. By Faith Ridler For Mailonline Schedule: From 21:00 on 6 Nov 2020 to 06:00 on 7 Nov 2020. Traffic camera services. Some services are going to be diverted via Westbury.'. Ian Guy, duty controller at the National Maritime Operations Centre, said: 'The yachtsman described being hit by a large freak wave which capsized, rolled and disabled the vessel and with a such a severe gale forecast for the area this morning, it was important to get assistance out to this small sailing vessel quickly.

The Met Office has warned strong winds and heavy rain will hit the entire nation throughout Saturday as the first named storm of the winter moves in from the west, followed by the tail edge of Hurricane Zeta tomorrow. Daily closure report.

The Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) has also issued 11 flood alerts on Saturday for areas where flooding is likely.

The day of downpours came hours after Storm Alex battered Britain with 90mph gales.

Forecasters also warned of further interruption to some power supplies alongside delays to transport until 7pm. Mobile services. The DMRB has been launched in a new consistent format and with a new website interface. Pictured: London today, Muslims peacefully protest Macron outside London French Embassy, Bobby Ball's sons joke about their mischievous entertainer dad. Design Manual for Roads and Bridges (DMRB) 60mph speed limit through roadworks. Gary White, the duty tactical manager for Natural Resources Wales, added flooding is likely up and down the country over the next few days. Great experience. Predicted rainfall throughout Saturday is expected to be 0.8 to 1.6 inches (20 to 40mm) in lower-lying areas, while hilly areas could see 1.6 to 2.4 inches (40 to 60mm), the Met Office said. An update said: 'No service on CrossCountry Northbound between Taunton and Bristol Temple Meads due to fallen tree on the line between Taunton and Bridgwater. Elsewhere, at least 543 homes in the West Country faced black outs this morning when winds topping 50mph battered Cornwall, Devon, Somerset and South Wales. Picture: Gwent Police. “If they don’t turn around, we will then inform the force that polices the area they have travelled from, so that they can issue a fine," a spokesman for the Gloucestershire force said. Health safety and wellbeing .

Tomorrow will prove wet and windy for those in the south west, though temperatures are expected to be mild in the south with a potential high of 59F (15C) forecast overnight. Lifeguards rescued a man at 5am today after his yacht was capsized by a 'large freak wave' off the Isles of Scilly, south-west England. It beat the previous record of 1.17 inches on August 25, 1986. Travel … In Somerset, trains between Taunton and Bridgwater were diverted after a tree fell on the line.

In Haydon Wick, Wiltshire, homes were flooded this morning after a water main burst at around 6am. Wales Closes Border With England, Stranded Motorists on Severn Bridge? Pictured: The flood, Sir Sean Connery James Bond actor dies in his sleep aged 90, WHO warns of long-term, 'fluctuating' symptoms of COVID-19, Newcastle nightlife: Revellers enjoy Halloween as lockdown looms, Revellers make the most of Halloween in Birmingham as lockdown looms, Boris and Carrie personally thank the NHS frontline heroes, Fight breaks out in Camden days ahead of second national lockdown, Tommy Cannon in tears over death of comedy partner Bobby Ball, Muslims in Karachi protest against French President Macron, Disney manufactures robot that can realistically gaze, Moment of relief as dog is rescued after getting stuck in rabbit hole, Unlucky woman stumbles and falls into her own trash can twice, Emma Willis tells Keith Lemon about meeting her husband. Forecasters today issued a 'danger to life' warning as hundreds of homes were hit by power cuts and strong gales forced the closure of the Severn Bridge when Storm Aiden barrelled into Britain. The new 'circuit break' rules have thrown up countless questions in the past week or so, including doubts over how the restrictions will be enforced on the Wales-England border. Picture: Gwent Police. More Industry.

'This is gradually quietening down coming into next week, when we will see a big change towards more settled weather.'. In Somerset, trains between Taunton and Bridgwater were diverted after a tree fell on the line. Predicted rainfall throughout Saturday is expected to be 0.8 to 1.6 inches (20 to 40mm) in lower-lying areas, while hilly areas could see 1.6 to 2.4 inches (40 to 60mm), the Met Office said. Becoming a supplier. Met Office forecaster Marco Petagna said flooding could happen 'almost anywhere' over the Halloween weekend, with Britons warned they could face travel disruption when roads are cut off by potential floods. Mr Petagna said: 'Overnight it will be less blustery with some clear spells, though showers could continue in Scotland. Travel … Those ads you do see are predominantly from local businesses promoting local services. Wind speeds are expected to reach highs of up to 75mph on the western isles of Scotland, with up to 70mph winds on the west coast. Coronavirus (COVID-19) – information for suppliers. Please secure loose items in your garden!' This site is part of Newsquest's audited local newspaper network. Falmouth Coastguard's helicopter and an RNLI lifeboat rescued the French man and his 34-foot yacht six miles from the coast. China: Adorable golden tiger quadruplets seen at zoo, Scene where hero father pulled family who swept out to sea to safety, Police shut down shisha lounge in Birmingham for breaching Covid rules, Met Office forecaster Marco Petagna said flooding could happen 'almost anywhere' over the Halloween weekend. 'We're urging people to keep a close eye on the forecast, flood alerts and warnings in their areas.'. Traffic camera services. ROAD WORKS. Health safety and wellbeing. October 3 brought an average of 1.25 inches across the country, the most since records began 129 years ago.

Get involved with the news in your community, This website and associated newspapers adhere to the Independent Press Standards Organisation's Editors' Code of Practice. Reason: Road repairs are planned. 'Happily, the skipper of the vessel is uninjured and the RNLI crew of the St Marys lifeboat were able to secure a tow in challenging conditions and bring the vessel into harbour on the Isles of Scilly.'. Scotland is set to be the worst-hit by floods, as there are 12 warnings in place for areas on the west coast, and regions including Dundee and Angus, Tayside, and Orkney islands. The Severn Bridge, which connects the South West of England with Wales, was today forced to close on the M48 between Junction 2 for Chepstow and Junction 1 for Aust 'due to high winds expected to last some time,' Highways England said.