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Power supplies and travel disrupted as Storm Ciara batters West Norfolk

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Hundreds of homes across West Norfolk are without power this morning as Storm Ciara batters the area.

The Met Office has upgraded its weather warning to amber, meaning disruption to travel and damage to property is possible throughout the day.

And emergency services are urging people to take care if they need to head out today.

UK Power Networks, which has drafted in extra staff to cope with expected problems today, is currently reporting a loss of supply in areas around the Tilneys, Watlington, Little Massingham, East Winch, West Bilney and North Pickenham.

Earlier, fire crews were called at around 6.30am today to a fallen power line in Snettisham, which was brought down in the gales.

Norfolk Police also warned they were expecting disruption to the road network and said they were working with other agencies in order to minimise risk.

Weather warning for wind (28420503)
Weather warning for wind (28420503)

Meanwhile, rail passengers are being urged not to travel at all today because of the worsening weather forecast.

Great Northern, the area's main train operator, says its services will only run between Lynn and Cambridge and speed restrictions will also be in place. Services are also reduced between Cambridge and London.

Commuters are also being advised to check before they travel tomorrow morning. Network Rail has warned of the potential of extended disruption in recent days.

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