Uk Weather Power Out Trains Cancelled And Trees Uprooted As 250mph Jet Stream Storm Begins Battering Uk

UK weather: Power out, trains cancelled and trees uprooted as 250mph jet stream storm begins battering UK

UK weather: Power out, trains cancelled and trees uprooted as 250mph jet stream storm begins battering UK

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Trees have been ripped from the ground, trains cancelled and families left with no power as the the UK is lashed by 100mph winds.

Around 75,000 homes have been left without power power in the Scottish Highlands because of ferocious gales stirred up by an extra-powerful jet stream triggered by plunging temperatures in the United States hitting warmer air in the south.

The winds are so fierce that a a 30ft tree was torn from the ground.

North Yorkshire Police tweeted a picture of the massive tree, which fell in York.

Police in Inverness said that several roads and bridges, including the Skye Bridge and Dornoch Bridge, have been closed in northern Scotland.

North Yorkshire PoliceWind power: A tree uprooted in North Yorkshire

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Flood warnings are in place in central and northern Scotland and all schools in the Western Isles and Orkney have been closed as a precaution, with ferry and train timetables reduced because of the winds.

Heriot Primary in Paisley, Renfrewshire, will be closed today as its roof has been damaged by the weather.

Several ferry services have been affected by disruption or cancellations.

On the railways a reduced service was restored between Glasgow Queen Street and Edinburgh Waverley at around 9am, with trains every half hour.

A ScotRail spokeswoman said: "For safety reasons, this morning it has been necessary for Network Rail to inspect rail lines across the network before allowing passengers to travel.

"Some services have already been restored in a controlled manner, and we are continuing to assess the situation.

"Please check our website for regular updates."

Will Lang, chief meteorologist at the Met Office, said: "The winds will be at their strongest through the early hours of Friday and this brings the potential for disruption across Scotland, but there is a chance that strong, gusty winds could persist into the early part of the morning rush-hour as well.

"We”d advise anyone planning to travel during the early part of the morning and into the early rush-hour to be prepared for some transport disruption and check traffic and travel conditions before heading out to ensure you can make your journey safely."

A gust of 110mph was recorded at Loch Glascarnoch in the Highlands, the Met Office said.

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Lashing rain is also to continue along the west coast today and over the weekend as a second storm is predicted to bring more gale-force winds tomorrow.

All schools in Orkney and several in the Highlands have been closed due to the weather.

Police said that travel conditions in the Highlands and Islands areas are "hazardous" and advised against travelling along causeways or low-lying coastal roads.

The Churchill Barriers in Orkney have been closed.

A police spokesman said: "Police are advising that conditions for travel in the Highlands and Islands areas are hazardous and caution should be exercised as there are high possibilities of road closures due to fallen trees and debris. Members of the public are urged to regularly check partner agency websites and listen to radio reports for further updates.

PAStrong wind: Police between junction 9 and 10 of the M74 near Kirkmuirhill, South Lanarkshire, after a lorry was blown over

"If you are travelling, you should ensure you and your vehicle are adequately prepared for the conditions, making sure you have sufficient fuel and supplies such as warm clothing, food and water in the event you are delayed for several hours.

"Charge your mobile phone and plan your route as well as alternative routes."

The bad weather led to delays to CrossCountry trains running between Berwick-upon-Tweed and Newcastle while in Kent a broken-down train at Westgate-On-Sea caused hold-ups to services between Margate and Chatham.

On the roads, high-sided vehicles were advised to avoid using the Ouse Bridge on the M62 in Yorkshire.

Police also shut the A1 between Durham and Chester-le-Street in both directions after a lorry lost its load.

A member of the road policing unit tweeted: "It”s very windy folks, please take care."

SWNSStorm damage: The back window of this car was smashed after being hit by barriers blown in the wind in Glasgow

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