Storm Isha has caused power outages and transportation disruptions across the UK, with Northern Power Grid reporting about 300 homes without power in North Yorkshire. Villages near Malton and Filey, as well as Hawes and East and West Heslteron and Settrington, have been affected.
Wind warnings were issued by the Met Office as gusts reached over 90mph in some areas. ESB Networks in Ireland reported over 170,000 properties without power, and Electricity North West revealed 8,000 homes experiencing power loss.
Restoration times have been delayed to 5pm on Tuesday, according to Northern Power Grid. In Northern Ireland, around 45,000 customers lost power overnight, prompting the deployment of additional staff and the opening of incident centers.
Transportation has also been impacted, with fallen trees leading to road closures, including stretches of the M9 and M74 in Scotland, A1 southbound at Thorntonloch, Tay Road Bridge, M48 Severn Bridge, A66 in Durham and Cumbria, Humber Bridge, A19 Tees Flyover, and A628 Woodhead Pass in Derbyshire. Network Rail has imposed 50mph speed restrictions to ensure passenger and train safety.