Storms and rain batter Cornwall and disrupt travel

Storm force winds and torrential rain have hit Cornwall overnight.

More than 25 mm of rain has fallen in the county since Monday in the Bodmin area and flooding later led to the closure of The Glyn Valley.

Part of the Tamar Bridge was closed overnight and Brittany Ferry services to and from France were cancelled.

The ship, Gry Maritha, which takes supplies from Penzance to the Isles of Scilly, did not sail on Monday because of high winds and swell.

Overnight winds gusted up to 65 miles an hour.

The Environment Agency has issued flood alerts on a number of rivers in South West England.

They include the north Cornwall coast from Land's End to Hartland, north Cornwall rivers and the middle and upper Tamar.

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