Grimsby Town fans stranded as Southend fixture goes ahead
A number of travelling Grimsby Town fans have reported becoming stranded as train providers cancel services due to the impact of Storm Eunice.
Thousands are currently on their way to watch the fixture between Southend United and Grimsby Town.
Speaking via Facebook, one supporter said: “My trains been cancelled mid-journey so now I’m just stuck near Coventry. All trains towards London have been halted. I don’t know what to do – any advice?”
“My train to Southend has been canceled and now all trains home have been halted so I’m completely stranded,” added another.
A number of train providers have arranged alternative travel for commuters, while others have been cancelled entirely leaving many people stranded.
Southend is currently subject to a red weather alert with a ‘danger to life’ warning, according to the Met Office.
Despite the weather conditions, the match looks set to go ahead as scheduled.
The latest update from Grimsby Town Football Club was issued this afternoon. It reads: “A safety inspection was carried out at 7:30am this morning to review the situation following Storm Eunice.
“The inspection concluded that there were no current concerns, but the situation will be constantly reviewed.
“Further grounds inspections are planned for 1pm and 3pm respectively.”
“Match officials are due to arrive at Roots Hall at approximately 4pm this afternoon.”
“We will keep our supporters informed with any updates or advice at our earliest opportunity.”
Supporters of both teams have branded the decision not to postpone the match as ‘selfish’ and ‘dangerous’.
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