Transport affected as Fife battered by storms

Storm force winds have battered Fife
Storm force winds have battered Fife

Up to 100 mph winds have battered Fife overnight and continue to do this morning with many trains and buses cancelled.

The Met Office has issued an amber warning alert as the Kingdom was hit by high winds, thunder and lightning and even a hail storm.

Earlier this morning National Rail announced that all Scotrail trains were cancelled until 10.00 a.m. this morning while a number of bus service have been cancelled or delayed due to the adverse weather conditions.

The latest forecast shows wind speeds at the Forth Road Bridge in excess of 80mph this morning.

It is possible that both the Forth and Tay bridges will be closed to all traffic until 10.00 a.m, this will obviously impact on public transport, including trains.

The forecast shows wind speeds gradually easing later in the morning before intensifying again overnight. Further disruption is possible on Saturday morning and throughout the weekend.

Fife Council workers have been out most of the morning clearing rubbish and other debris from the roads and streets.

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