Police are urging people in Scotland not to travel as winds of up to 165mph are currently battering the country, leaving thousands with out power.
The Met Office yesterday issued it’s highest warning for the region for extreme winds stating
The risk of disruption is considered highest across central and southern Scotland where there is a significant risk of damage to trees and structures. The police are also advising that conditions for travel will be extremely poor and that travellers are likely to experience significant delays.
People have been sending in images to the BBC of the storm all day, although the general advice is not to venture out.
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There is currently an investigation as to how the fire started at the wind farm, and why the brakes didn’t work.
Snow is also expected to be a major issue as well. Scotland’s deputy first minister, Nicola Sturgeon, said
Winds would affect the north east, Moray Firth, Inverness, Caithness and Orkney on Thursday night and into Friday morning.
She warned: “It is very likely that those areas will see very heavy winds, up to 90mph.
“That will also come with much colder temperatures, so there is a real risk of blizzard conditions through the later part of tonight and into the early hours of tomorrow morning as a result of that.”
STV currently have a live webcam viewing the River Clyde in Glasgow which is close to bursting it’s banks.