Storm Malik: Thousands without power, rail disruption and roads closed

Storm Malik: Rail disruption, roads closed and power cut warning

1/29/2022 4:03:00 PM

Storm Malik: Rail disruption, roads closed and power cut warning

Energy provider SP Energy Networks said 6,000 homes are waiting to be reconnected as gales swept across the country.

Image source,Image caption,Tree blocks the entrance to the Meadowpark Equestrian Centre in Houston, RenfrewshireSP Energy Networks, the company responsible for electricity transmission in central and southern Scotland, said traffic delays should be expected and this might cause delays for its engineers.

Power supplies and mobile phone coverage may also be affected, it said.The company said customers should keep a battery or wind-up torch to hand, keep mobile phones fully charged and people should be careful of fallen power lines.Craig Arthur, SP distribution director, said: "Due to the potential for damage to our power lines, power cuts become more likely in high winds and it's important our customers in Scotland are fully prepared, just in case.

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UK weather: Storm Malik to batter Britain with gales of 80mph as amber wind alert issuedFORECASTERS have warned the UK will be battered with strong winds reaching 80mph in areas, as the Met Office issued amber and yellow wind warnings for parts of the country.

Storm Malik set to smash into Britain with gale-force winds hitting 70mphThe Met Office has warned that UK is set to experience the wrath of Storm Malik with extreme winds set to hit some regions and a yellow weather warning being issued 70 km/hour winds are not very strong

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UK weather warning: Travel chaos expected as amber alert issued for ‘very strong’ galesTHE MET OFFICE has issued an amber wind warning as Storm Malik brings 'very strong winds' to Britain, with the weather service warning of significant travel disruptions.

UK weather: Storm Malik to batter Britain with gales of 80mph as amber wind alert issuedFORECASTERS have warned the UK will be battered with strong winds reaching 80mph in areas, as the Met Office issued amber and yellow wind warnings for parts of the country.

Storm Malik set to smash into Britain with gale-force winds hitting 70mphThe Met Office has warned that UK is set to experience the wrath of Storm Malik with extreme winds set to hit some regions and a yellow weather warning being issued 70 km/hour winds are not very strong

The A92 just after Ladybank village in Fife Image source, Image caption, Tree blocks the entrance to the Meadowpark Equestrian Centre in Houston, Renfrewshire SP Energy Networks, the company responsible for electricity transmission in central and southern Scotland, said traffic delays should be expected and this might cause delays for its engineers. Power supplies and mobile phone coverage may also be affected, it said. The company said customers should keep a battery or wind-up torch to hand, keep mobile phones fully charged and people should be careful of fallen power lines. Craig Arthur, SP distribution director, said: "Due to the potential for damage to our power lines, power cuts become more likely in high winds and it's important our customers in Scotland are fully prepared, just in case. "Our teams of engineers are on hand 24/7 and will come out to your area as quickly as possible in the event of power outages, so the sooner we know about a power cut, the more quickly we can begin work to get electricity restored. "You can report any power outages to us by calling the national emergency helpline on 105 - please don't assume we already know about it." Image caption, Storm Malik brought down a tree near Old Deer village in Aberdeenshire Transport Minister Jenny Gilruth also urged people to check Traffic Scotland travel advice before they set off on journeys. She said: "The Met Office is warning us that Storm Malik will bring strong winds across Scotland this weekend. "There is the potential for disruption on the roads, especially on bridges, so I'm urging people to plan their journey before they set off, drive to the conditions and follow Police Scotland travel advice." Named by the Danish Meteorological Institute, Storm Malik is expected to bring winds of 60mph and up to 80mph in coastal areas across the UK, on its way towards Denmark. The Met Office said Storm Malik's impact would be greatest in Denmark on Sunday but the UK would be "dealt a glancing blow" from Saturday as it moves eastwards. The forecaster warned injuries and danger to life could occur from flying debris, as well as from large waves and beach material being thrown onto seafronts, coastal roads and properties. Are you in the affected areas? Share your experiences by emailing haveyoursay@bbc.co.uk . Please include a contact number if you are willing to speak to a BBC journalist. You can also get in touch in the following ways: WhatsApp: