Commuters are facing cancellations to trains on all c2c routes this evening after overhead wires have been damaged.

Services are currently disrupted due to damage to the overhead electric wires between Barking and West Horndon, with the line is blocked.

Train services running across the whole c2c network may be cancelled, delayed or diverted this evening. 

This comes after a tree fell on the railway at Ockendon this morning, causing trains to be diverted and passengers forced to travel on London buses instead.

The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for wind covering the whole of Essex. It is in place until 10pm.

The experts say gusts of up to 45mph are expected inland and exposed coastal areas could see winds of up to 55mph with heavy rain showers.

Windy conditions were expected cause delays to road, rail, air and ferry transport as well as a possible short-term loss of power.

The Met Office has advised those looking to travel to check road conditions if driving or public transport timetables and amending plans if necessary.