STAFF at Sellafield are being relieved early as operations are being suspended due to Storm Isha. 

These actions are being taken due to the warnings in place regarding weather conditions. 

A Sellafield spokesperson said: "Owing to severe weather warnings related to Storm Isha, operations at Sellafield have been suspended.

"This is a precautionary step that allows us to safely shut down our operational plants to prepare for predicted worsening weather conditions this evening.

"A controlled early release of staff has taken place to allow people to travel home before the worst of the weather hits.

"Operations are expected to resume tomorrow and employees are currently advised to attend work as normal.

"Updates will be provided if the situations changes. There are no safety or security issues associated with this issue."