Swansea Bay and Carmarthenshire regions escape major storm
SWANSEA Bay and Carmarthenshire appears to have been spared the brunt of a major storm that has lashed parts of southern Britain.
Heavy rain and gusts of wind up to 90 mph battered parts of the country causing morning rush hour chaos today.
The Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service said it had not received any call outs to flooding in the Swansea Bay and Carmarthenshire region.
However some train services were hit with delays due to speed restrictions.
Overnight the two Severn crossings between Wales and England were closed but the Second Severn Crossing reopened at 6am.
The Environment Agency issued 19 flood warnings - all in south west England, while 130 flights have been cancelled at Heathrow airport.
Cardiff Airport was said to be operating as normal.
Elsewhere in the south west of England homes were without power.
In south Wales the worst of the weather hit the Cardiff and Newport areas.