Travel disruption after storms lash Britain

There were severe delays and disruption to the train network and roads were blocked by falling trees after a huge storm swept across Britain.

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Lucky escape as lorry blows onto car

Lorry falls on top of car on M60 Credit: Andrew Elliott

In last night's stormy weather, a lorry was blown on top of a car on the M60, at junction 24.

The car's owner, Andrew Elliott, has sent in these dramatic pictures.

Andrew told us he managed to climb out of the window and escaped with minor injuries.

Picture of car crushed by lorry Credit: Andrew Elliott

Train disruption continues as UK battered by storms

Train services across the UK are being disrupted due to the on-going storms and flooding, with train companies issuing advice via Twitter:

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Disruption in the north western England - Alternative travel options can be found here: http://t.co/mBKP97usjh #UKStorm

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Buses replace trains between Aberystwyth and Machynlleth because of overhead wire problems between Aberystwyth and Dovey Junction #UKStorm

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Good Morning, the line between Liverpool-Crewe is blocked until 10am, passengers travelling to London need to travel via Warrington...

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Passengers stuck for 5 hours after gales damage train

Passengers on an East Coast train near Durham say have been stuck on board without heating or lighting for more than five hours after the train's pantograph was blown off by high winds:

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Stranded on the #eastcoast train just short of durham - no heating or lighting!

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They're rationing biscuits and water - but free wifi. Good to know that #eastcoast have their priorities in order!

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Despite having been stuck on this train for 5 hours now, we're still in good spirits :) #eastcoast

Thousands of passengers stranded on trains

Thousands of rail passengers were left stranded on trains after wind and rain wrought havoc with services.

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Stuck! Stuck on a wobbling train in the middle of a storm! Freezing! starving! wet foot! Send help!

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Been stuck on an @virgintrains service to London N of Lichfield. All train staff have been brilliant even when the train had no power!!!

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On a train near Doncaster heading for London , tree has come down right in front of it , nobody hurt , stuck for a bit, got some chocolate

The evening rush-hour suffered disruption almost throughout the country, with a section of the West Coast main line in Lancashire closing between 7pm and 9pm.

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