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Travel disruption as Storm Caroline brings gales and snow showers

08 Декабря 2017

The Met Office has issued a yellow warning for Northern Ireland, with Storm Caroline expected to brings snow, ice and winds of up to 70mph.

STORM CAROLINE is set to bring heavy gales, snow, and ice to Ireland in the coming hours as the extreme weather conditions make their way from the United Kingdom to Irish shores.

Severe gales and snow showers have caused travel disruption, school closures and power cuts as Storm Caroline sweeps in to the UK.

The Met Office warns there may be some icy patches on some untreated roads, pavements and cycle paths and warns of possible injuries as a result of slips and falls on icy and snowy surfaces.

About 2,000 Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks customers in the Western Isles and about 270 in Aberdeenshire were left without power but have since been reconnected.

Rail passengers have also faced disruption, with trains cancelled after a trampoline blew onto the line in East Renfrewshire and services suspended elsewhere.

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"Storm Caroline is well on its way across northern parts of the U.K.", Met Office meteorologist John West said. Severe winds will affect parts of Scotland, but it will generate strong and blustery winds over Ireland also.

The yellow level alert is in place from midnight on Friday until 6pm on Saturday.

"There may also be bridge restrictions, particularly for high-sided vehicles, and we would urge road users to check the latest information on wind thresholds on the Traffic Scotland website to see where this is likely". Virgin Trains services were also delayed.

Although Wednesday will remain mild with daytime temperature reaching around 13 degrees, conditions will dip on Thursday with temperatures of -3 degrees forecast.

Two to 5 cm of snow is likely in places, with up to 20cm possible over high ground, mainly in Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales.

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