Storm Eunice affects deliveries across the UK

Storm Eunice hit deliveries across the UK as the storm affected infrastructure across the southern half of the UK. The Met Office issued a Red Warning – risk to life across much of Southern England.

Royal Mail and DHL were among a number of parcel and mail operators that suspended deliveries in some areas, as winds peaked at 120mph and more in the storm, making roads dangerous.

A Royal Mail spokesman said: “In areas for which the Met Office has issued a red warning, we have had no choice but to suspend deliveries and close our delivery offices.

“In areas covered by an amber warning, we are assessing risk based on local knowledge, and will keep services running where possible.

“We will be reviewing the situation throughout the day, while continuing to prioritise the safety of our staff and customers.”

At the same time, DHL released a statement saying that there were going to be delays in deliveries: “Parcels for delivery in Scotland, Wales and the South West may incur a 24 hour delay.

“As Storm Eunice moves across the UK, further disruption to services may occur. All efforts will be made to deliver any delayed parcels as the weather improves.”

Trees were brought down and several lorries were blown over on major roads, while rail services were badly affected across the track of the storm. Over 200,000 homes and businesses were without power as the winds took down power lines. More disruption may come this week as a third major storm is set to hit.

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