STORM Barra which is set to batter Worcestershire this afternoon, evening and night is already causing issues in Droitwich and the surrounding areas.
The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for heavy rain – with flooding in places – and high winds which could reach speeds of up to 60mph.
It has predicted delays to road and rail journeys with buses and train services expected to face delays and cancellations.
People who need to travel should allow plenty of time for their journeys.
Powercuts, the Met Office adds, are also a possibility.
The road between Elmbridge and Cutnall Green has been closed due to a snapped telegraph pole – that will also lead to landline faults.
There is also a fallen tree at Plough Lane between Tibberton and Oddingley.
And The Holloway in Droitwich has been closed for urgent flood work.
West Mercia Police has urged people not to call 999 unless it is genuine emergency.
Worcestershire Highways want people to contact them with any issues on the county’s roads by calling 01905 845676 – up until 6pm or 01905 765765 throughout the night.