A FALLEN tree has brought down power cables in Exminster. 

The tree has blocked the road near Exminster garage. 

Police are on scene and have closed the road while the damaged tree is removed and the power restored. 

The village GP surgery, pharmacy and the Tesco store have all been affected by the power cut along with many homes. 

The National Grid says it is aiming to restore power by 4pm. 

The incident happened during the high winds of Storm Henk.

Devon County Council is advising road users to take extra care today after the Met Office issued an Amber Wind Warning across northern Devon and a Yellow Weather warning across the rest of the county.

The warning is in force until about 10pm tonight, however the peak of the storm in Devon is expected between midday and mid-afternoon. 

During that time a spell of very strong winds in the north of the county is expected with gusts of 70 to 80 mph likely on some coastal areas.

Councillor Stuart Hughes, Devon County Council Cabinet Member for Highway Management, said: ‘The Met Office has warned about the potential of extremely strong winds. 

‘There is a high chance of trees being brought down blocking roads and branches and other debris being blown about. Please take extra care and be prepared to expect the unexpected such as highways flooding.

‘Staff will be on duty to cope with any  calls to the control centre and Devon Highways will have teams ready to call upon if needed. If you’re out on Devon's roads, please allow more time for your journey and drive according to conditions. Keep up to date with the latest conditions by tuning in to travel updates and weather forecasts and please plan your journey.