A school has been forced to close its doors today following a series of power cuts.

Mountbatten School has been left with no water or electricity.

Parents have reported school buses taking children back home this morning as a result. 

The school, in Whitenap Lane in Romsey, made the announcement on Facebook.

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A spokesperson said: "Unfortunately, we have had to close the school today.

"Due to the power cuts in the local area, we have no electricity and no water."

This comes after Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks (SSEN) issued a yellow alert on October 31 as Storm Ciarán sweeps in.

The company said the decision to move to yellow alert status comes 'as a result of the increasing certainty about the storm’s duration and route, and the potential it has to cause damage to the electricity network.'