MORE than 1,200 homes across Herefordshire have been left without power due to Storm Eunice today.

Herefordshire is currently under an Amber warning issued by the MET Office. 

Chair of Herefordshire’s Tactical Co-ordination Group, Superintendent Edd Williams said: “While we have not yet seen the wind speeds forecast, there is still a weather warning in place until 9pm this evening and we urge residents to take extra care when travelling. 

“As of 12:30hrs there are around 1,200 homes across the county without power. It is expected that power to these homes will be resumed in less than three hours.”

“Highways teams are working hard to clear fallen trees and resolve road closures when they occur. To report a fallen tree, call the Highways team 01432 261800. 

“We would ask local residents for patience as we expect to respond to a high number of incidents due to the weather.  We are also mindful of the impact of the weather across Wales.

“Once the wind has died down tomorrow, the rainfall over the weekend might also bring flooding to our roads and rivers. Please drive with care and do not drive through flood water.

“Strong winds may bring down power lines which can affect power supplies to households and businesses. Please report any power loss to the Western Power team by calling 105. It is especially important for us to understand the impact in rural areas.”

More information and advice can be found on Herefordshire Council’s website