Passengers hoping to board a Virgin Train today have been told to "abandon" their travel plans. In a series of tweets Virgin said customers already travelling would be left at the nearest station.
NEW: ALL CUSTOMERS TO ABANDON TRAVEL #UKSTORM
UPDATE: We are advising all customers not to attempt to travel. Customers already on services will be taken to the nearest station.
Several train firms said Crewe station was evacuated and all services stopped after the roof was "blown off" the station. There were also problems with overhead power lines reported in the area.
#Crewe Please be aware due to the roof being blown off, ALL services are currently at a stand through this station.
NEW: Owing to overhead wire problems between Crewe and Liverpool Lime Street all lines are blocked, delays of up to 30 mins are expected.