STORM Arwen caused chaos across the Malvern Hills this weekend with trees falling and roads blocked.

The storm brought with it wind, rain and snow, with the police in Malvern advising residents not to drive while the storm raged.

Power cuts were also reported in West Malvern and Leigh Sinton with Western Power Distribution sending out engineers throughout Saturday.

One power cut was caused after a tree collapsed in Clevelode Lane in Guarlford, taking with it the nearby power cables.

A tweet from Malvern Cops said motorists should take care while driving, with their teams having been out helping move fallen trees throughout Saturday morning.

The tweet said: "Avoid travel on the roads today unless absolutely necessary.

"Malvern officers have been clearing trees in Welland, Guarlford, Hanley Swan and at British Camp."

Worcestershire County Council's highways department also encouraged residents to report fallen trees and blocked roads so they can be cleared.

A tweet said: "Overnight and this morning we've dealt and are dealing with over 40 fallen trees across Worcestershire

"We have specialist tree contractors working as fast as they can to clear and reopen roads.

"Please let us know of any problems here or by telephone on 01905 765765."

Storm Arwen struck earlier on in the week too, causing the cancellation of Saturday's Malvern Christmas lights switch-on.

The event, along with the festive market in the town, was cancelled due to fears for public safety.

It will instead go ahead on Wednesday, December 1 at 6pm.