Hurricane Katia: ‘Worst storm in 15 years’ causes travel disruption across the UK
By ANDREW LEVY
Last updated at 2:57 PM on 12th September 2011
Ferry routes have been cancelled and more travel disruptions on roads and rail are expected as Britain is battered by the worst storm in 15 years.
The remnants of Hurricane Katia have crossed the Atlantic and hit Britain’s coastline with winds of up to 80mph and heavy rain, leading forecasters to put out urgent weather alerts.
Scotland, Northern Ireland, the North East, North West and parts of the Midlands and Wales will be affected as the storm prepares to make its way eastwards.
the Environment Agency has also issued several flood alerts for inland and coastal areas.
Increasing wind speeds as the hurricane approached forced the cancellation of high speed ferries to France from Portsmouth.
Brittany Ferries said it was scrapping its high speed ferries on two crossings scheduled from Portsmouth to Cherbourg today.
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