Engineers battle to reopen Scotland's railways after 110mph winds

Engineers battle to reopen Scotland's railways after 110mph winds

Scotland’s road, rail and power networks have been severely disrupted after hurricane-force winds battered the country overnight

Engineers have been working to restore rail services after hurricane-force winds caused widespread disruption across Scotland and the north of England on Friday morning. At the height of the storm around 85,000 properties were left without power.

ScotRail was forced to suspend services due to the extreme conditions and routes have remained closed as staff work to clear debris from the lines, leaving commuters stranded or seeking alternative travel arrangements.

Engineers have been working since first light and have restored power to 24,000 customers as severe weather continues to across Scotland.

Beagan milleadh faisg air an taigh, craobhan sios /A bit of damage near the house, trees down #Inverness #scotstorm pic.twitter.com/TcNNeHF1Hh

Further to my post before!! #scotstorm pic.twitter.com/Tddw3Gj4br

Apparently People Don’t Make Glasgow anymore… #scotstorm #Glasgow pic.twitter.com/UUlYp0boWy

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Source: Guardian Transport

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