Storm Emma is travelling in from the Atlantic. The ‘Beast from the East’ continues to make itself known. Hundreds of motorists were apparently stranded on one of Scotland’s busiest motorways after a lorry jacknifed in the terrible conditions we are currently experiencing.
Whilst this might seem like generally bad news for anyone just trying to get out and about, it actually comes with an even greater warning. NHS England has indicated that it’s a ‘perfect storm’ of bad weather, high levels of flu, a spike in norovirus cases and even a greater risk of heart attack. This is clearly extremely concerning.
Our advice is to avoid travel if at all possible, keep water and some food in your car, ensure you are wrapped up warm in case of a breakdown if you do have to travel and know your car. If you have a rear drive vehicle that isn’t on Winter tyres, please consider taking a taxi instead. You might just put others at risk by having a greater chance of losing traction and having a collision. Keep your speed low and your observations on high alert.
You can check the official BBC Weather website for the latest information on UK Weather Warnings.