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Storm Gerrit has sparked a journey meltdown after heavy snow and rain battered Britain.

Roads have been flooded, tornados have swept by residential areas and a whole lot of houses have been left with out energy after the climate system made its means over the UK.

Over the following few days, 1000’s of individuals are anticipated to take to the roads and railways of the UK forward of the New Year.

Parts of Scotland had been hit by winds of as much as 80mph. SSEN stated round 25,000 houses misplaced energy due to the storm with round 16,000 anticipated to nonetheless be with out electrical energy immediately. Major roads had been additionally hit by extreme flooding when the A9 was quickly closed resulting from flooding.

Across the UK, practice operators reported extreme delays with practice operators LNER, Avanti West Coast, and East Midlands Railway reporting delays because of the climate.

As effectively as energy cuts and extreme winds, some houses have additionally been hit by tornados. Around 100 houses had been hit by a twister in Stalybridge, Tameside.

In a press release, Greater Manchester Police confirmed the injury was brought on by a “localised tornado” however that nobody had been injured.

They added: “GMP declared this as a major incident due to the severity of the damage caused and potential risk to public safety.”