Trees are down, homes are without power and routes are blocked today after Cornwall was battered by strong winds last night.

Police are currently dealing with incidents of power lines and fences being blown down and roof tiles coming off across the county.

Around 750 homes in Falmouth and Constantine were without power this morning and the majority have since been restored, with 28 properties still powerless.

Almost 50 homes on The Lizard, 388 in the Camborne and Redruth area and seven in Playing Place also had problems earlier today. 

The problems also affected homes further west, with properties in St Just and Mousehole losing power earlier on, while 28 homes in Carbis Bay are still experiencing issues.

A tree is currently blocking the road in Old Carnon Hill, Carnon Downs and there is also one down near St Keverne.

Nikki Lightly found her path blocked while walking her Spanish rescue dog Nash this morning, around the Porthoustock area.

She warned: "The road to Trenoweth Mill is blocked. Dont take a steep left off the Porthoustock road, or you will be stuck."

Further up the county, 550 homes had been without electricity in the Bodmin area, because overhead cables have been blown over in strong winds.

A further 700 homes in the Padstow area and around 400 homes in the Newquay area had also been without electricity, but have now had it restored.

The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning that began at 9pm yesterday and continued until midday today, with strong winds with gusts of up to 50-55mph forecast inland and up to 60-65mph on the coast, expected to die down as the day progresses. 

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