Polling stations all over the country may have to close mid-voting, as significant numbers of officials are standing outside having a quick fag to alleviate the boredom of ticking peoples' names off a list. This is leading to thick clouds of passive smoke and ash in and around polling station car parks.
The Met Office is monitoring the situation and NATS is taking samples every 10 minutes. At the moment advice is for voters to still turn up if they wish to vote. However do be prepared for localised delays. Anybody needing further information should call their local returning officer.