The Telegraph: UK weather: Tens of thousands without power after 80mph gusts batter Britain19 January 2018 | 07:06 | FOCUS News Agency
Drivers were warned to only travel if necessary, with delays on roads and trains. In Scotland, police urged motorists to drive with "extreme caution" amid wintry conditions.
Emergency services in several areas reported fallen trees and National Rail reported widespread weather-related delays.
Forecasters issued yellow "be aware" wind warnings as gusts reached 83mph in Tibenham Airfield, near Norwich, and 78mph in Aberdaron, Wales.
UK Power Networks said around 47,000 homes and businesses were without power as of Thursday afternoon.
Meanwhile, a Met Office amber weather warning of snow and ice for Scotland ended at 5am and police downgraded their advice to "high risk". They said there is a high likelihood of disruption and delays on the roads.
Meterologist Alex Burkill said: "It's going to be a cold and blustery day with further showers especially in the north and west.
"There is likely to be disruption to travel so before you had head out, it's worth taking a look at the state of the roads you will be travelling on."There is a risk you could be held up and delayed and if you think that's possible, make sure you have essentials with you such as coats, water and food in case you get held up for several hours.
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