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storm caroline disrupts travel and closes schools

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storm caroline disrupts travel and closes schools

image copyrightearth.nullschool.netimage caption an illustration of expected high winds on thursday warnings of disruption to road, rail and ferry transport in scotland have been issued as storm caroline strikes and wintry weather is due in its wake.the met office has amber "be prepared" and yellow "be aware" warnings in place for thursday's storm for scotland.yellow warnings have been issued for snow, ice and wind on friday and saturday for large parts of the uk.scotland's transport minister, humza yousaf, said the country faced "challenging conditions". all schools on lewis, harris, uist and barra in the western isles have been closed to pupils as a precaution.electricity company sse networks said that about 2,000 of its customers in the western isles had been affected by power cuts.in the highland council area, more than 50 schools, which include nurseries, primary and secondary schools, have been closed because of the weather.all schools in orkney are closed at 11:30. in shetland all schools are closing at lunchtime and will remain shut on friday. image copyrightscotrailimage caption a railway track at patterton was blocked by a trampoline image copyrightwinkers/@bbcwthrwatchersimage caption blustery conditions at invergordon in an image taken by bbc weather watcher winkers the scottish environment protection agency has 10 flood alerts and 11 flood warnings in place for areas including ayrshire, lochaber, caithness and sutherland.scotrail a...