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Storm Babet latest travel advice as UK roads, flights and trains hit by weather


Storm Babet batters Britain as rivers burst, rail lines flood and lighthouse dome swept away

Large parts of the UK have been hit by transport disruption due to heavy rain and strong winds from Storm Babet.

Several major roads have been closed, rail lines blocked and flights grounded by the severe weather.

Traffic Scotland said those affected include the A9 Jubilee Bridge near Dunkeld, Perthshire; the A85 at Huntingtower near Perth and the A90 from Forfar, Angus to Stonehaven, Aberdeenshire. National Highways said the A15 Humber Bridge between North Lincolnshire and East Yorkshire is closed in both directions to “high-sided and vulnerable vehicles” due to strong winds.

No trains are running between Derby and Sheffield or Nottingham; between Walsall and Rugeley Trent Valley; between Shrewsbury and Hereford/Wolverhampton; between Hereford and Birmingham New Street; between Chester and Crewe; or between Wrexham Central and Bidston. ScotRail said train services remain suspended on several routes in north and north-east Scotland.

RAC spokesman Rod Dennis issued a warning to motorists, saying: “Drivers should never attempt to drive through floodwater as the risks are just too great.”

Meanwhile, passengers had to be evacuated from a TUI plane from Corfu after it came off the runway at Leeds Bradford Airport as it attempted to land in windy conditions.

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