UPDATE: Thunderstorms cause chaos across Cornwall
3pm: AS MANY as 5,000 homes in the Falmouth, Redruth and Penryn area were left without power following a lightning storm earlier today.
Energy provider Western Power Distribution has said the majority have now been reconnected.
Earlier: THUNDERSTORMS and flash flooding is causing chaos in parts of the Duchy – but sunshine is promised later today.
Hundreds of homes in the Penryn and Redruth areas are without power and motorists are being held up by standing water on roads.
Free DT333 System Phone with all New NCP Panasonic Business...View details
Make Sure Your Business In Cornwall Chooses The Correct Business Telephone System At The Most Competitive Price.
Approved Panasonic Telecommunications Installer.
Terms: Terms: Please Quote This Genuine Offer When Booking An Appointment With Your Telecommunication Engineer. We Also Offer A Demonstration Of The Proposed System. Please Ask For This Free Service
Contact: 01726 213808
Valid until: Monday, March 31 2014
Lightning has reportedly struck close to Falmouth docks, although bosses have said the site continues to run smoothly.
Rail links were suspended between Truro and Falmouth because of heavy storms, but a revised service is now being run.
A fallen tree on the A394 at Helston is also causing traffic problems.