Storm Christoph 2021: Latest travel updates for the South West of England

21 January 2021, 09:43

A weather warning has been issued for Storm Christoph
A weather warning has been issued for Storm Christoph. Picture: Getty

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The latest travel and weather updates from the Heart South West team.

Storm Christoph has brought gales and floods to the UK, and it has severely affected roads and public transport routes in the South West.

Here's how it is affecting roads and public transport right now...

For Essential Travel:

Bus & Train services probably affect with journey times taking longer than usual

Spray & flooding on roads – Take extra care when traveling

Public Transport

Public TransportGloucestershire – CrossCountry & Transport for Wales

Buses run instead of trains on CrossCountry and Transport for Wales between Gloucester and Newport (South Wales) due to landslip at Lydney.

Tickets accepted on Great Western services. Trains are unable to run in either direction.

Great Western Railway, Transport For Wales

Buses run instead of trains on Great Western Railway and Transport for Wales between Bridgend and Cardiff Central, and between Bridgend and Maesteg due to a road vehicle blocking the track at Llanharan.

Land’s End Airport – Skybus

Skybus Flights between Land’s End Airport and St. Mary’s Airport expected to run as normal today

Torpoint Ferry – Devon

It’s still currently up to ten minutes. Three ferries running on Torpoint Ferry between Devonport and Torpoint.


Gloucestershire – M48 Severn Bridge – Both Directions

Strong winds and restrictions on the Bridge between Junction 2 (Chepstow) and Junction 1 (Aust).

Everyone comes off Eastbound at J2 or West at J1, around the roundabouts and back on to cross the bridge, which remains open.

Usual restriction in case the bridge needs to be closed quickly if cross winds get worse.

Bristol – M5 – Northbound

M5 Northbound closed, stationary traffic due to accident, a car involved from Junction 15 (Almondsbury Interchange) to J14 (Thornbury / Falfield).

Congestion to northbound traffic is backed right up to the M4 which is causing traffic on the M4 itself to queue on approach to the Almondsbury interchange in both directions.

Southbound traffic is stationary back past Michaelwood services. This is a seperate accident to the one on each side.