UK News: Huge downpours cause transport disruption - - PressFrom - United Kingdom
  •   
  •   

UK News Huge downpours cause transport disruption

13:00  08 november  2019
13:00  08 november  2019 Source:   msn.com

Met Office weather warning issued as heavy rain, snow and strong winds approach

  Met Office weather warning issued as heavy rain, snow and strong winds approach The warning is in place on Thursday with some areas set to see 60mm of rainfallThe Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for rain for the entire day on Thursday, with hill snow and strong winds also set to cause problems in the region.

Heavy rain has battered various parts of China recently, causing several disruptions and leaving people stranded. More on

Storms and flooding have disrupted road travel and caused flights to be cancelled as the UK " Huge delays to check-in and departure, followed by a six-hour drive to come, with young children Image copyright EPA. Image caption Passengers wait following flight disruption at London Stansted Airport.

a person driving a car: A man with a car in a flooded street in Sheffield (Danny Lawson/PA) © Danny Lawson A man with a car in a flooded street in Sheffield (Danny Lawson/PA)

Torrential rain has caused disruption on the transport network in parts of England, with train and road users urged against travelling on certain routes.

Several rail lines are blocked due to flooding, leaving thousands of commuters facing a struggle to get to work on Friday morning, with Yorkshire and the North West particularly affected.

a train traveling down train tracks near a forest: Flooded track at Kiveton in South Yorkshire (Network Rail/PA) © Provided by The Press Association Flooded track at Kiveton in South Yorkshire (Network Rail/PA)

This includes lines from Sheffield to destinations such as Leeds via Moorthorpe, Lincoln, Doncaster and Goole.

Weather warning issued as heavy rain expected to batter Scotland

  Weather warning issued as heavy rain expected to batter Scotland The Met Office has warned that some homes and businesses could be flooded as a result of heavy downpours for much of Monday, November 4.The Met Office put the warning into force from midnight on Monday, November 4, until 11.59pm later that evening.

A black rainstorm warning was issued by the Hong Kong Observatory on Wednesday after hours of rain drenched Hongkongers, slowing traffic to a crawl.

TORRENTIAL RAIN in Cork early yesterday caused severe disruption in the city and many areas of the county. Hayes Lane in Monkstown was Yesterday afternoon’s race card at Cork was called off due to waterlogging. Flooding also caused delays in Co Cork around Cloghroe Church and Hop Island.

Trains are also unable to run on routes such as Manchester Piccadilly-Cleethorpes, Leeds-Doncaster and Hebden Bridge-Rochdale.

Rail replacement bus services are not being provided due to road closures and unsafe driving conditions.

a close up of a map: (PA Graphics) © Provided by The Press Association (PA Graphics)

Motorists have also been advised against driving through deep water.

Network Rail, which owns Britain’s rail infrastructure, said track inspections will take place “where possible”.

Rail firm Northern warned that disruption could continue into the weekend despite the weather improving in many areas.

A spokesman said: “We are still advising customers on several routes not to travel as flooding is making rail and road travel extremely difficult.

Met Office weather warning issued as torrential downpours set to cause weekend washout

  Met Office weather warning issued as torrential downpours set to cause weekend washout A yellow warning has been issued with experts warning of a 'danger to life' from floodwaterThe Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for rain which will come into force at 6am on Saturday and remain in place until 10pm on the same day.

The severe weather conditions which caused damage and disruption to transport users through the day are continuing this evening but high winds are Cork city and surrounding areas also experienced traffic delays caused by flooding and fallen trees. While Galway traffic was held up by heavy flooding.

DISRUPTIONDue to this weekend’s downpour we’re experiencing some flooding between Manchester Victoria and Southport. Trains are subject to delay. Please check @nationalrailenq before you travel today.

“Colleagues at Network Rail are inspecting the tracks and working hard to return them to normal, but at present we have no estimate as to when we will be able to operate services on the affected routes.”

He added that Northern will “try to run as many services as possible”.

Other train companies hit by the weather include CrossCountry, East Midlands Railway, LNER, Merseyrail, TransPennine Express, Transport for Wales and Chester, and Virgin Trains.

a sign on a pole: A sign shows cancelled trains at a station close to Sheffield’s Meadowhall shopping centre (Danny Lawson/PA) © Provided by The Press Association A sign shows cancelled trains at a station close to Sheffield’s Meadowhall shopping centre (Danny Lawson/PA)

The downpours also caused disruption on roads as several routes were blocked and some vehicles were abandoned in floodwater.

Sheffield City Council said 14 of its roads were closed due to flooding as of 7am, and urged drivers to take extra care.

Six of the roads were reopened by 8.20am.

Special edition cars: the good, the bad and the downright ugly

  Special edition cars: the good, the bad and the downright ugly Car makers have produced some brilliant special editions over the years - and some shockers too

Half a month’s worth of rain has fallen in 24 hours across parts of the country, leading to flooding and travel disruption . The Met Office has issued a The wet weather comes after a week in which Britain was hit by hot temperatures and thunderstorms, with the heatwave causing problems for train and air

A record amount of rain fell on Zurich on Monday night, causing major disruption to the transport system. The extent of the rainfall was been predicted by the weather stations. The emergency services are still busy and many transport services have been restricted due to flooding.

a close up of a map: (PA Graphics) © Provided by The Press Association (PA Graphics)

RAC spokesman Simon Williams said: “If you encounter any floods be very conscious of not driving through water that is too deep as this could very easily lead to catastrophic damage.

“Try to assess the depth by looking at the kerb or road signs and, if you decide it’s safe to go through, drive at a steady speed so as not to create a bow wave, and try to use the highest part of the road. If there is any doubt, then it’s probably best to turn around and take another route.”

AA spokesman Ben Sheridan said: “Heavy rain coupled with busy weekend traffic can make for some very challenging driving conditions. Drivers will need to take extra care and expect delays, even on motorways.

“Driving conditions can quickly deteriorate during very heavy rainfall, with drains becoming swamped or blocked and standing water causing problems such as surface spray, reduced visibility and potentially leading to flooding.”

More rain forecast as cut-off villagers urged to leave their homes .
The Environment Agency does not expect flood waters in Fishlake to start to go down for at least the next 24 hours. The council’s statement came after villagers complained about a lack of support from the local authority.The dispute heightened as the Met Office said  on Sunday that more rain is expected to hit the UK overnight.It has issued yellow weather warnings for heavy rain on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday. All cover the South Yorkshire area and the crucial catchment area of the River Don, which remains high along its length.A yellow severe weather warning for #rain has been issued: https://t.

—   Share news in the SOC. Networks

Topical videos:

usr: 0
This is interesting!