UK weather: Virgin Trains tweets 'all customers to abandon travel'

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Severe storms and turbulent weather have caused travel chaos in the south west with railway lines cut off, but gale-force winds hit across much of the country on Wednesday - causing so much havoc that Virgin Trains sent a tweet telling all passengers to abandon travel.
The tweet was written in capital letters and read simply: 'All customers to abandon travel #UKSTORM."

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Another tweet then read: "UPDATE: We are advising all customers not to attempt to travel. Customers already on services will be taken to the nearest station."

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It also said that all services were experiencing delays due to overhead wire problems.

The weather got so bad, that gusts of 108mph were recorded blowing inland over Wales, reports the Guardian.

Spokesman Ken Gibbs told the Mirror that the situation was "very, very tricky", adding: "I cannot remember a time when we have been this badly affected by the weather.

"All of this is being done because of the risk to the infrastructure, particuarly the overhead lines."


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Train and road travel across most of the country was affected by weather on Wednesday, with winds closing major highways and ruining rail services.

Officials have advised train passengers to check services with National Rail before travelling, and have advised against travel unless it's absolutely necessary.

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