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Storm Dennis: Rain and wind set to bring travel disruption
Disruption to transport is expected as heavy rain and strong winds are set to batter the UK for a second consecutive weekend.
Network Rail advised passengers to expect disruption on many routes due to flooding and allow more time for their journeys.
Passenger director Jake Kelly said: "Storm Ciara dumped a month-and-a-half of rain on us last weekend, leaving ground waterlogged and rivers swollen.
"We had a lot of flooding in the North West and a lot of it disrupted the railway, for example at Todmorden and Caldew near Carlisle.
"With Storm Dennis set to bring more high winds and further rainfall this Saturday and Sunday, we're preparing for more of the same."
Meanwhile the AA is urging motorists to take extra care.
Patrolman Ben Sheridan said: "The forecast looks bleak across the UK with warnings for wind and heavy rain which will significantly reduce visibility on the roads.
"For those who are braving the storm, drivers should make sure they account for the conditions. Slow down, allow for greater stopping distances and watch out for potential hazards."
Storm Dennis: Power suppliers 'ready' for disruption
Electricity supplier Northern Powergrid says it has taken steps to prepare for the heavy rain and wind forecast to hit the region this weekend.
Storm Dennis is expected to bring heavy rain and winds of up to 70mph across parts of Yorkshire.
Rod Gardner, from Northern Powergrid, said: “We have teams of extra engineers ready to monitor any flooding impacts,
restore power and carry out repairs if there is damage to our network as a
result of the severe weather conditions expected.
access equipment and fleet of 4x4 vehicles are ready to assist should the
forecast rain make travel and site access difficult.
"We also have teams of
arborists on standby to help with any fallen trees that may damage our network
or need to be removed to enable repairs."
Watch: Storm Dennis to bring rain and winds of up to 70mph
Mr Johnson told MPs earlier his government had the "guts to take the decision" to deliver prosperity across the country, by completing the high speed rail link connecting London to Birmingham, and on to Manchester and Leeds.
Jeremy Corbyn said: "HS2 must be developed with more sensitivity to local communities and the environment, particularly regarding the impact it will have on woodlands.
"And if it is to have public support the fares on HS2 must be affordable. Can the prime minister tell us where the trains will be built? Will those jobs and training be in this country?
"When will the Prime Minister match the £2.5bn commitment to upgrade the Great Western Mainline on our only train line into the South West?
"We believe the case is now unanswerable that our railways should be publicly owned and run to improve the service and cut fares by 33%."
The main HS2 route is due to join the existing rail network in North Yorkshire at Church Fenton.
'Difficult' HS2 decision will deliver prosperity - PM
Announcing the go-ahead to HS2 in the Commons, Prime Minister Boris Johnson said the country faced "a historic choice".
"We can try to get by with the existing route between north and south, condemning the next generation to overcrowding and standing up," Mr Johnson said.
"Or we can make the decision no matter how difficult and controversial that will deliver prosperity to every part of the country."
High speed HS2 rail link is approved - Boris Johnson
The prime minister, Boris Johnson, has announced the HS2 high-speed rail project will go ahead.
The prime minister has told the House of Commons his government had the "guts to take the decision" to deliver prosperity across the country, by completing the high speed rail link connecting London to Birmingham, and on to Manchester and Leeds.
The main HS2 route will join the existing rail network, at Church Fenton in North Yorkshire.
Boris Johnson told MPs he will - in order to "restore discipline to the programme" - appoint a minister whose full-time job will be to oversee HS2.
"We are going to get this done," he added.
Breaking'We are going to get this done' - HS2 gets go-ahead
The government has approved the High Speed 2 (HS2) rail project, the Prime Minister has confirmed.
The planned route linking London to Birmingham, and then on to Manchester and Leeds, has been given the go-ahead, the Prime Minister has just confirmed in Parliament.
Watch: Tuesday's forecast for Yorkshire and Lincolnshire
Weather presenter, BBC Look North
It's another cold and windy day today and we still have a yellow weather warning for snow and ice in place across higher parts.
We may see some sunny spells but it will feel very cold with temperatures of just 5C or 6C.
HS2: Government to give high-speed rail line the go-ahead
The government will give the go-ahead for the entire High Speed 2 (HS2) rail line to be built, the BBC can confirm.
An announcement on the rail project linking London to Birmingham, and then on to Manchester and Leeds, is expected by the prime minister on Tuesday.
While the whole line will be built, the government will seek a review of the second phase covering the North.
It hopes it will identify cost savings as well as integrating these lines into the existing railways.
The entire project is expected to be completed by 2040.
Storm Ciara aftermath: What we know now
Communities in Yorkshire are counting the cost following high winds, heavy rain and flooding.
This is what we know now about the latest situation in the aftermath of Storm Ciara:
About 40 flood warnings remain in place across Yorkshire
Power has been restored to the remaining 484 customers affected by Storm Ciara yesterday, according to Northern Powergrid.
The company, responsible for managing the electricity distribution network across the North East, Yorkshire and northern Lincolnshire, says its engineers "worked into the night" and continued to deal with the problem today.
The severe gales and heavy rain seen yesterday caused power cuts for some 67,070 customers, predominantly in Yorkshire and northern Lincolnshire, the firm said.
Rod Gardner, from Northern Powergrid, said: "We would like to thank our customers for their patience, understanding and some of the kind words they have expressed for people from across our business, who’ve worked tirelessly over the last two days to carry out work and to support our customers in extremely challenging conditions."