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Berkshire and Oxfordshire affected by high winds and storms

Fallen tree in Alma Place, Oxford Image copyright Anna williams
Image caption Storms in Oxford caused a large tree to fall in a residential road

Storms and high winds left more than 500 people without power in the Abingdon area of Oxfordshire on Friday night.

Energy company SSE said an overhead line had come down but engineers were on site to restore power.

Elsewhere, residents from Gosbrook Road, Caversham in Berkshire spent the night in temporary accommodation after the gable end of a roof blew off.

In Oxford, a large fallen tree smashed a garden wall and a bicycle.

No one was hurt when the tree in Alma Place fell but resident Anna Williams said she had been out with a saw to help people out of their homes.

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Image caption The gable end of a roof fell off during the high winds in Gosbrook Road, Caversham, on Friday night

Oxfordshire Fire and Rescue Service were also called to a fallen tree in Wantage as one of about 20 call outs relating to Friday night's stormy weather.

Radcot Road in Faringdon is currently closed due to a fallen tree.

In Berkshire, some trains were delayed on Friday due to objects on the tracks.

Trains were not able to use the lines from Reading West to Basingstoke or Newbury due to fallen fencing on the track.

Gosbrook Road in Caversham is still closed due to "debris from buildings", Reading Buses said, which has had to divert one of its services.

Reading West MP Alok Sharma tweeted there were "intermittent power cuts being experienced in Pangbourne".

The Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue Service attended a fallen tree that hit a power line in Wargrave Road near Wokingham.

The Met Office said on Saturday the stormy weather may continue with "a band of strong winds and sharp rain" crossing "quickly" across all parts of the South.

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