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Storm Dennis hits West Berkshire

Met Office issues Yellow Warnings for the weekend

Charlie Masters

Charlie Masters

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Storm Dennis hits West Berks

Damage from last weekend's Storm Ciara in Crookham Common Road

Storm Dennis has hit West Berkshire this weekend, with the Met Office issuing Yellow Warnings for rain and wind across the district.

This is less severe than the alerts in place for other regions, though travellers are advised to exercise caution.

The storm is due to clear in Newbury at around 5pm on Sunday.

Much of the country is set to be buffeted by gusts of around 50mph, although coastal regions may experience heavier winds.

Flooding is a possibility, and remote communities may be cut off by the disruption to infrastructure.

While no specific alerts have been issued for the Newbury area or for Great Western services, National Rail anticipates speed restrictions on trains across the country.

Rail customers should go to nationalrail.co.uk for updates.

Traffic information can be found at theaa.com/route-planner/traffic-news

Update at 9.44am, 16/02/2020

Flooding has been reported around Hamstead Marshall, affecting a Dogs Trust facility there.

Meanwhile, power outages were noted in Burghfield overnight, though it is unclear whether this was related to the storm.

Update at 3.21pm, 15/02/2020

Heavy rainfall has been reported in Chilton Foliat.

The worst conditions appear to be concentrated directly to the south of the district, around Andover, although there also reports of poor weather around Basingstoke and Surrey.

Update at 11.08am, 15/02/2020

Flood alerts are in effect across the district.

The national flood information service is warning of "possible" flooding along the River Kennet and its tributaries and the River Pang.

In addition, the service cautions of a groundwater flooding threat in West Ilsley, East Ilsley and Compton, and in the Lambourn and Bourne Valleys.

It should be noted that flood alerts are not definite forecasts, and merely demand vigilance.

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