Storm Eleanor arrived last night and south Essex was hit by strong winds and heavy rainfall throughout.

Following the arrival of her, the Met Office issued a warning to people in Essex that Storm Eleanor will force delays on public transport and that some bridges, including the Dartford Crossing would close due to the strong winds.

The Met Office warning, said: "Storm Eleanor to bring very strong winds later Tuesday, continuing overnight and on Wednesday.

"The warning has been adjusted to bring the northern boundary southwards, and to combine with the warning previously in force for Wednesday.

"Public transport may be disrupted or cancelled and some bridges are likely to be closed.

"Power cuts and disruption to other services (mobile phones for example) may also occur, while injuries from flying debris are possible.

"Combined with a period of high tides, it is likely that some western coastal communities will be affected by large waves and spray, and again there is a chance that injuries and danger to life could occur from large waves, or beach material being thrown on to seafronts and coastal properties."

Power cuts have been reported in Basildon and on Canvey.

The Dartford Crossing was closed from 11pm last night and work is being undertaken on the QEII Bridge to remove the closure now.

The road at around 5am was restricted to an average speed of 30mph.

Essex Traffic Control (ETC) have just announced that the tunnel has been reopened, however, drivers should expect delays of up to 55 minutes.

The strong weather conditions is expected to continue throughout the rest of today.

Last night as a result of the storm, ETC announced there had been a number of fell trees found on the road this morning.

They said there had been a number of trees found in Wren Avenue, Eastwood, near to the junction with Macmudo Road.

Ingatestone Road, Stock near the junction of Honeypot Lane had also been affected.

Essex Fire and Rescue Service have reported 15 incidents of fell trees in the county.

A spokesman for Essex Fire, said: "Firefighters have been called to a number of incidents overnight as a result of Storm Eleanor.

Incidents occured in: Chelmsford, Braintree, Brentwood, Canvey, Geat Wakering, Loughton, Rochford and Southend.

The fire service attended approx. 15 incidents which were mostly trees fallen in roadway.

"We also attended fallen electricity poles and cables, a flat roof which had been blown into a roadway and large metal shed which collapsed onto a car (no one inside)."

More updates as we get them.