Storm Aileen: Winds bring travel disruption


Commuters have faced rush hour disruption after Storm Aileen brought strong winds to parts of the UK.

Aileen, the first named storm this season, affected rail services and left thousands without power overnight.

The Met Office said gusts of 74mph hit Mumbles Head in south Wales, with southern parts of northern England and the north Midlands also badly affected.

Highways England warned drivers of lorries, caravans and motorbikes of an increased risk of being blown over.

It also advised people to take extra care and to consider delaying their journey if the weather becomes more severe.

Rail commuters are facing slower journeys and cancellations.

On its website, National Rail said falling trees and large branches, power cuts and debris blown onto the tracks were causing problems.

Affected services include Greater Anglia, London Midland, Southern and Thameslink. Other services were affected earlier, during the morning rush hour.

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