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Flooding and broken down trains have meant more mid-winter misery for travellers with heavy early morning rain sweeping in.
Rail services in Wales and Scotland were affected by the poor weather, with the Met Office issuing a yellow "be aware" warning for today, and a high probability of severe cold weather, icy conditions and some snow continuing until Sunday morning.
To add to commuters' difficulties, three Underground lines had severe rush-hour delays, while drivers in Scotland, North Wales and the North of England were warned to allow extra time for their journeys due to ice on the road.
Gusts of wind have hit 66mph in Portland, Dorset, and weather warnings remain in place.
The Met Office wrote on Twitter:
Four flood warnings have been issued by the Environment Agency due to heavy rain overnight.
The warnings are in place for:
- River Severn at Pool Quay and Trewern
- River Wye at Builth Wells
- River Severn at Abermule and Fron
- River Severn at Aberbechan including the Sewage Works at Dolfor
There are also six flood alerts
Meanwhile there's a yellow 'be aware' warning from the Met Office of snow and ice for parts of North Wales:
The Met Office says there's the potential for hazardous driving conditions.
Commuters face continued travel misery this morning due to high winds and heavy rain as severe weather continues to batter the UK. Gale force gusts of up to 75mph overnight, threaten to cause travel disruption for railway users in the south of the country.
Drivers in Scotland, north Wales and the north of England are also being warned to allow extra time for their journeys due to ice on the road. The Met Office issued a yellow "be aware" warning for today, with high probability of severe cold weather, icy conditions and some snow continuing until Sunday morning.
There is also a cold weather alert in place for the north of England.
Here are a selection of photos taken by Tweed Valley Mountain Rescue Team during last night's operation to free up to 100 vehicles trapped by snow on the A68 on the border of Northumberland and Scotland.
Many of the motorists were stuck for three hours.
Around 10,000 people remain without power in Skye and the Western Isles following a lightning strike this morning.
Engineers have restored power supplies to around 17,000 homes, Scottish Hydro Electric Power Distribution said, but it warned continued lightning strikes "mean further faults are likely".
"We hope to restore supplies to all customers by 1pm," a spokesman added.
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