Tropical Storm Bertha is dumping heavy rain on Bermuda this morning and motorists are having to negotiate partially flooded roads such as this one close to Spanish Point Park. Photo by Tony McWilliam
Tropical Storm Bertha is dumping heavy rain on Bermuda this morning and motorists are having to negotiate partially flooded roads such as this one close to Spanish Point Park. Photo by Tony McWilliam
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MONDAY, July 14, noon: Almost all flights to and from Bermuda have been cancelled today as tropical force winds continue to batter the island.

Only two aircraft - British Airways' 6:20pm from Gatwick and American Airlines' 8:40pm flight - are still scheduled to land.

All other services have been cancelled.

Also, all ferry services have also been cancelled. However, buses continue to run and government announced that the Causeway is unlikely to be closed.

Bertha has now been downgraded to a tropical storm. However, winds are still expected to reach a peak of 50 knots between noon and 3pm.

Some roads have begun to flood and cables and tree branches have fallen in more exposed areas.

BELCO reported "scattered outages" around the island. However, engineers are working to reattach cables and few homes have been without electricity for more than an hour.

Lt. Col. David Burch, minister responsible for public safety, said that the Causeway will almost certainly stay open.

Bermuda Weather Service said that after 3pm winds will slow to a speed of 34 knots.

For updates on bus services, commuters should call 295-4506.

Check the airport website (www.bermudairport.com) or the government website (www.gov.bm) for updates on this evening's flights.