HINKLEY Point C workers are set to be transported off site imminently as works have been paused due to the threat posed by Storm Ciarán.

A bus fleet will work to relocate the majority of the 10,000 workers on site, as all but essential works have come to a halt as a result of the adverse weather conditions.

The office-based staff will continue working as normal, and the nightshift is expected to continue as scheduled.

A spokesperson for the Hinkley Point C project said: "We will continue to monitor the situation closely."

Storm Ciarán has been wreaking havoc across the Sedgemoor area this morning.

Over 50 homes have been left without power, 30 trees have been torn down, and poor driving conditions have led to a two-vehicle collision involving an overturned caravan on the M5 between Burnham-on-Sea and Bridgwater.

Although the storm is expected to die down over the next few hours, a BBC Weatherman expects the storm to grow, with strong gusts continuing into the early afternoon.

The stormy conditions also posed a threat for Bridgwater's Haygrove School, as the Department for Education recommended the facility to close for the day.

Students at the school have been relocated to temporary classrooms due to a lack of teaching space caused by the structurally unsafe new main building.

However, the predicted wind speeds would have exceeded the recommendations given by the supplier of the temporary classrooms, posing a risk to student and staff safety.