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High winds and rain hamper travel across Gloucestershire

Police in Gloucestershire have dealt with dozens of weather-related incidents as heavy rain and gale-force winds cross the county.

More than 60 trees have been reported having fallen across roads including on the A417 near Cirencester.

The Met Office issued an amber alert for heavy rain and strong winds for the Gloucestershire area.

A flood alert is in force on the River Severn around Gloucester. The Environment Agency said about an inch (25mm) of rain had fallen in six hours.

Environment Agency spokesman David Throup said; "People need to keep aware of the situation"

  • 29 Apr 2012
  • From the section UK