FALLEN trees, flooded roads and power cuts all caused travel disruption at the weekend as Storm Ciara descended on Hampshire.

Gale-force winds of up to 80pmh swept across the county, which saw a number of trees come crashing down on main roads and railway lines.

Motorists were urged to avoid the A27, headed towards Gardeners Lane, Shootash, after a tree was blown over and blocked both sides of the road.

The storm also inconvenienced people travelling on South Western Railway services when a tree blocked the line between Southampton Central and Fareham.

Multiple flood warnings were issued across Hampshire, with Stokes Bay Road being forced to close due to the concerning level of water.

Amongst all the disruption, two wallabies managed to escape from their enclosure in Calmore.

They were found bouncing around in Cooks Lane, but were soon discovered by Hampshire police and returned to their owners.

Residents in Awbridge also suffered hours without electricity as Storm Ciara battered its way through Test Valley.

Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks (SSEN) were alerted to the power cut at 12.17pm, due to a fault affecting the area.

However, the electricity company vowed their engineers were "hard at work" to restore the power as soon as possible, according to a spokesperson from SSEN.

Cllr Janet Burnage, who represents Romsey Cupernham on the borough council, said: "Storm Ciara arrived as predicted and as a result there have been power cuts and trees down throughout our region.

"My thanks go out to the teams from the services involved who have been on call and attended to the situations as they arose; not an easy task but thank you all."

Cllr Dorothy Baverstock, who represents Romsey Cupernham on the borough council, said: "I think people have been very realistic during the storm and have not gone outdoors, as there has not been a lot of traffic out today, but the rain here has been non-stop since the morning.

"The Environment Agency have also been putting in a lot of work in the past year, so hopefully that will ease the situation."

The Met Office have issued a yellow weather warning for today as "very strong winds" are expected to move across the far south of England.

Some delays to road, rail, air and ferry transport are also likely.

Storm Ciara triggered several National Severe Weather Warnings from the Met Office, which hit Hampshire yesterday.