• Hurricane-force gusts cause disruption to power and travel

    9th Jan 2015 0 Comments

    Hurricane-force gusts have caused travel disruption and left tens of thousands of homes without power across Scotland.

    The storm caused the suspension of all ScotRail trains, although some limited services are now running.

    More than 28,000 homes are without power as the Atlantic jet stream caused gusts of more than 100mph (160km/h).

    Engineers have restored supplies to more than 88,000 customers.

    A Met Office amber warning for much of Scotland has now been lifted, but lesser yellow warnings remain in place across central and southern Scotland, northern England and Northern Ireland.

    The yellow “be aware” warning of strong winds and a chance of snow is also in place for all areas of Scotland, Northern Ireland and much of England on Saturday and Sunday.

    All ScotRail services were suspended while Network Rail, which is responsible for the rail infrastructure, inspected lines for damage caused by winds and high tides.

     

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