Bridge closure and train services disrupted after Storm Eunice batters region

STORM Eunice has now passed through the South West but there are still continuing travel issues in its wake.

Yesterday’s high winds forced the closure the M4 Prince of Wales Bridge and the M48 Severn Bridge, but the M4 Prince of Wales Bridge has now reopened.

This morning Highways said: “We can confirm that the M4 Prince of Wales Bridge is fully open today and expected to remain so.

“The M48 bridge will remain closed at this time, due to forecasts of further high winds. We apologise for any disruptions to journeys.”

Train services in the region face disruption throughout the day, with Great Western Railway advising passengers not to travel today.

A spokesman for the train firm said: “The extent of the work and the fact that hundreds of miles of track needs to be safety checked, means that train services will continue to be significantly disrupted on Saturday. We continue to advise customers not to travel at this time.

“No trains will operate on the GWR network until at least 10am on Saturday morning – with the majority of services not returning until the afternoon.”

Wiltshire Council say they have been working hard to clear fallen trees from roads, but there’s still work to be done.

Posting the pictures of fallen trees pictured above, they tweeted: “Our teams have been working through the night to clean up after Storm Eunice but there are still some trees down and some roads are closed today in Wiltshire.

“Please take care while driving and watch out for debris. The clean-up continues today.”

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