Storms cause widespread travel disruption


Storms cause widespread travel disruption

Storms Dudley and Eunice are set to hit the UK from today causing widespread travel disruption for the remainder of the week.

Several yellow weather warnings have been put in place for the remainder of the week, with the Met Office warning of disruption to travel.

Much of northern Lincolnshire, including Grimsby, Cleethorpes and Scunthorpe, are expected to be affected between from 3pm on Wednesday until 6am on Thursday for Storm Dudley, and from midnight until 9pm on Friday for Storm Eunice.

A spokesperson for the Met Office said: “Road, rail, air and ferry services may be affected, with longer journey times and cancellations possible, as well as some roads and bridges may close

“Fallen trees and some damage to buildings, such as tiles blown from roofs, could happen

“Power cuts may occur, with the potential to affect other services, such as mobile phone coverage

“There is a chance of injuries and danger to life from flying debris, as well as large waves and beach material being thrown onto sea fronts, coastal roads and properties”

With various delays and cancellations expected, rail passengers and motorists are being advised to check before traveling.

The RAC has also recommended drivers to delay travelling if possible.

A spokesperson said: “Drivers should take the fact the MET office has unweighted its warnings from yellow to amber on Friday very seriously.

“Storm Eunice will make road conditions hazardous, so we strongly urge drivers not to risk it and instead consider delaying their journeys until the storm passes”.

A number of train providers, including TransPennine Express and the LNER, have already cancelled services across the country.

Road closures will likely be enforced and restrictions on bridges, ferry, and air travel are also at risk according to The Met Office.

A 30 Mph restriction is already in place on the Humber Bridge, which is now closed to high-sided vehicles.

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