FALLEN trees have blocked at least three south Wiltshire roads as Storm Imogen picks up the pace this afternoon.

The B3089 at Barford St Martin, near Wilton, and the B3086 Stonehenge to Shrewton Road have both been affected.

And Catherine Ford Lane between Fovant and Dinton is blocked by three fallen trees.

Gales are expected to continue until 6pm today as Storm Imogen moves eastwards across the UK.

Highways England has issued an amber weather alert for motorways and major A roads in the south west region, with gusts expected to reach 70mph.

And the Environment Agency has issued flood warnings on the rivers Avon, Wylye and Stour.

Salisbury Journal:

Drivers across the region are being urged to check the weather and driving conditions before setting out on journeys and pay particular attention to exposed locations such as coastal and high lying areas and bridges which could be affected by the high winds.

Gary Webb from Highways England said: “We are working closely with the Met Office to monitor weather conditions and would encourage drivers, especially those driving high sided vehicles, motorcycles or considering a trip with a caravan, to consider driving conditions before setting off as they could be difficult.

“If you do have to make a journey by road be prepared, plan your journey in advance and check the latest weather conditions along your route.

“Be aware of sudden gusts of wind, and give high-sided vehicles, caravans, and motorbikes plenty of space. In the event of persistent high winds we may need to close bridges to traffic for a period, so please be alert for warnings of closures and follow signed diversion routes.”