Hurricane-Strength Winds Batter Scotland, Delay Flights – England Next

Winds gusting up to 160 miles per hour have been battering Scotland, causing widespread power outages and damage, and leading to flight delays.

Scotland Airport Delays

The websites for the country’s two largest airports, Edinburgh (EDI) and Glasgow International (GLA) are warning of “severe delays and cancelations” and urge passengers to contact their airlines.

What to Do When Bad Weather Delays/Cancels Flights

Scotland authorities are also reporting bus and train delays, as well as some bridge closures due to the stormy weather which includes wind, rain and snow. Numerous schools have been closed as well and authorities are telling drivers to stay off the roads due to the possibility of downed trees.

Storm Heading to England

The storm is expected to spread to the English Midlands later today and perhaps beyond, and forecasters are warning of below freezing temperatures in various areas of the United Kingdom later tonight.

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All travelers heading to or from the UK today or tomorrow should contact their carrier and sign up for any available alerts. It would also be prudent to be prepared to wait out this dangerous weather at the airport with food and phone chargers.

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Published: December 8, 2011