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Travelling in Severe Weather

Severe weather can present different challenges both for keeping the travel networks open and for those navigating through the difficult conditions.

The Great British weather presents different challenges in different seasons. It's not just winter weather which can wreak havoc on the roads - even rain at any time of the year can be dangerous - in fact 9 out of 10 weather-related deaths and serious injuries on the roads take place in the rain. From high winds, strong sunlight and fog to snow and ice, all weathers can present different challenges both for keeping the travel networks open and for those navigating through the difficult conditions.

The Met Office have some really useful advice from the experts at Highways England, RAC, and the Institute of Advanced Motorists. The most important thing to remember before setting off on any journey is to check the weather forecast and plan ahead.