Wales

Power restored after Storm Imogen hit Wales

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Image caption A clean-up operation is underway on Aberystwyth's promenade after the storm caused damage

Thousands of homes which lost electricity during Storm Imogen have all had power restored.

Western Power Distribution dealt with more than 5,000 power cuts on Monday.

Winds of up to 83mph also shut several parts of Bridgend town centre as tiles were falling off roofs.

Part of the M4 was shut when a lorry was blown over, rail passengers faced cancellations, and Wales rugby fans flying back to Cardiff from Dublin were diverted to Birmingham and Manchester.

Passengers using Arriva Trains Wales and Cardiff Airport have been advised to check their journeys before travelling.

A number of flood warnings also remain in place on Tuesday.

The highest wind speed of 83mph was recorded at Pembrey, Carmarthenshire, followed by 82mph at Swansea's Mumbles, according to official Met Office data.

Sean Sullivan, from Western Power Distribution's control centre, said wind and flying debris, including a trampoline, caused damage to power lines.

"It was a particularly tough time for us," he told BBC Radio Wales.

"Our staff worked in particularly difficult conditions and we apologise to our customers who were without power."

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Media captionA giant wave stopped a train in its tracks in Llanbedr, Gwynedd
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Image caption A lorry was blown over on the M4 near Junction 37
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Image caption Bridgend council said several sections of streets had to be sealed off due to falling roof tiles
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Image caption Llanelli Fire Station Tweeted a picture of the B4308 to Trimsaran, blocked by a fallen tree

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