BRITS have been told not to travel ahead of Storm Eustice – with trains services cancelled and snow and heavy rain due to hit roads.
Forecasters have warned that this weekend’s storm could be the worst in 30 years, with gales stronger than on Burns Day in 1990 when speeds reached 107mph.
The Met Office has issued an amber warning for wind covering all of the south of England – and stretching as far north as Blackpool.
It’s in place between 3am and 9pm on Friday – and will heavily disrupt travel.
National rail are warning that passengers should not travel between these times because of the likelihood that trees will be blocking the lines.
Meanwhile London North East Railway (LNER) are warning customers with tickets for journeys between York and Leeds and London King’s Cross tomorrow to move them to today instead due to expected disruption and damage.
And motorists should take extreme care as roads are set to be hit with snow, heavy rain and winds.
The Met Office has warned that there is a good chance that flying debris could result in danger to Brit’s lives.
They also say that roads and bridges are likely to close – sparking travel chaos.
It comes as rail and ferry passengers are currently facing disruption after Storm Dudley, with most ScotRail services withdrawn until around 10am.
Network Rail engineers are checking more than 1,400 miles of Scotland’s railway and ScotRail said services will not run until the lines have been cleared as safe to reopen.
Due to Met Office amber weather warnings for high winds, the final services departed across most of Scotland before 4pm on Wednesday as wind and rain caused trees to be uprooted and debris blown on to tracks.
Scotland was buffeted with strong winds as Storm Dudley swept across the country, with a gust of 74mph recorded at Drumalbin in South Lanarkshire, the Met Office said.
Ferry passengers also faced disruption.
Caledonian MacBrayne tweeted that a number of ferry services were liable to disruption or cancellation at short notice.