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:


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:

Thousands of passengers stranded on trains

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

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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