THE strong winds affecting Somerset this morning are taking their toll as a tree has fallen down closing a road near Bridgwater.

The A372 Westonzoyland Road has been closed in both directions near the junction on Penzoy Drove.

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Somerset Highways have been at the scene dealing with the incident and there have been reports of delays in both directions for motorists.

The incident came as Somerset endured high winds, which prompted a weather warning from the Met Office.