Billboard in Plymouth city centre
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Billboard blown apart by strong winds in Plymouth

The side of a billboard has been blown off as strong winds and heavy rain batter the country.

Pieces of the structure in Plymouth city centre were ripped off by stormy weather and fell to the ground, narrowly missing shoppers.

More than 6,000 homes are without power and fallen trees are affecting transport routes.

The strongest gust was measured at Berry Head, in Devon, of 81mph, the Met Office has confirmed.

  • 09 Mar 2016