Tree crashes through roof of Cornwall house

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A family of four escaped unhurt after a tree hit their house in strong winds.

The parents and their two children were sleeping when the tree crashed through the roof of their house in Camborne at about 01:00 BST.

The family are staying in a hotel amid fears more trees could come down in hurricane-force winds forecast overnight and into Monday.

Gusts of up to 80mph (130km/h) are predicted as the storm hits the South West then moves north and eastwards.

Fire crews closed Fore Street in Madron, near Penzance while Western Power engineers dealt with arcing cables caused by the bad weather.

South West Trains has advised people not to travel and First Great Western has warned of delays.

Brittany Ferries has cancelled the 23:00 GMT sailing from Plymouth to Roscoff.

All crossings by the Scillonian ferry between Penzance in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly on Monday have been cancelled.

The Fal River ferry in Cornwall has also been cancelled on Monday.

There is more information about the forecasts for Sunday and Monday on the BBC Weather and Met Office websites. See BBC Travel News for up to date travel information and the Highways Agency and Traffic Wales websites for details about road conditions. BBC Local has information from your area.

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