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​Brits Told Not To Travel As They Brace For 20 Inches Of Snow

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​Brits Told Not To Travel As They Brace For 20 Inches Of Snow

As Storm Emma looms, Brits have been advised not to travel as parts of the UK are hit with a red weather warning - merely adding to the already chaotic conditions across the country.

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Thousands of people faced a nightmare journey home on Wednesday afternoon, as trains were cancelled or suspended.

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But forecasters reckon the adverse conditions won't be easing anytime soon, warning that as much as 20 inches of snow is expected to fall - The Sun reports - on Thursday.

Parts of Scotland have even been issued with a red weather warning, which, according to the Met Office, has not happened since 2013.

A red warning means that 'extreme weather' is expected, and that 'you should take action now to keep yourself and others safe from the impact of the weather'.

"Widespread damage, travel and power disruption and risk to life is likely," the Met Office website adds.

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"You must avoid dangerous areas and follow the advice of the emergency services and local authorities."

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Many areas of Scotland have been cut off from the rest of the UK, with high winds and heavy winter showers shutting down both brides on the A92.

ScotRail has also said it will completely shut down from 6pm on Wednesday until 10am the following day.

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Virgin Train services have also currently been suspended between England and Scotland in both directions, with the company being unable to arrange any alternative routes due to the heavy snow.

Many of the UK's other rail operators have also said that services have been affected, including c2c, CrossCountry, Northern, Greater Anglia and Stansted Express, Merseyrail, ScotRail, Southeastern, Southern, Virgin, Thameslink and Gatwick Express, South Western Railway, TfL Rail and London Overground.

Arriva Trains Wales has said customers should expect 'heavy delays and cancellations' on long-distance routes thanks to 'urgent safety checks'. However, the company has not said whether or not this is due to the extreme weather.

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Meanwhile, British Airways had to cancel all flights out of Edinburgh following the red weather warning, while all flights to and from Dublin Airport were also cancelled for the rest of Wednesday.

The roads in Ireland have also been affected, with many routes completely blocked by the snow - leading to suspended bus routes and huge tailbacks of traffic.

Basically, if you're planning to travel over the next day or two, you'll be best off checking both the weather forecast and for any updates from travel companies. And wrap up very, very warm. God speed, folks.

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Topics: Snow, Met Office, Weather, UK News, Beast From The East, Storm Emma, UK

Jess Hardiman
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