There was severe disruption across the Greater Anglia network as Storm Aileen battered parts of Essex this morning. 

Trains between Braintree and Witham were cancelled for a short period this morning after tree fell on the line.

A signalling issue at Kelvedon also meant trains had to run at a reduced speed towards Liverpool Street and are running behind by ten minutes. 

Lines reopened at about 9am, but delays are expected until 11am. 

Keep an eye on the Greater Anglia services here. 

Storm Aileen is expected to ease off around 12 noon, with Braintree so far recording a wind speed of 51.5mph. 

The Met Office said gusts of 74mph hit Mumbles Head in south Wales, with southern parts of northern England and the north Midlands also affected.

More than 400 homes in the county were left without power, the majority of which were because of weather-related incidents.

Power has been restored to many properties, but some are still without power.

Post codes affected include:

  • CM8 3 and CO5 9: 386

This is a weather-related incident.

Overhead lines were brought down by high winds at 4am today, causing 386 properties to lose power.

UK Power Network restored electricity supplies to 338 properties by 6.05am and engineers are working as quickly and as safely as possible to restore supplies to the remaining 48 properties.

  • CM6 3: 3

Three properties were without power following a fault on a piece of equipment, which was not weather-related.

Power supplies were restored at 10.08am.

  • CM7 5: 4

There are four properties in this area without power following a fault on an overhead line at 8.46am today.

This is likely to be a weather-related fault.​

  • CO6 2: 5

Engineers are working to restore electricity supplies following an overhead line fault which occurred in high winds at 7.09am.

  • CM1 3 and CM9 6: 45