Road and rail journeys can be impacted for a number of reasons, including:
- road accidents
- extreme weather
- fuel spillage
- strike action
Delays could last for several hours.
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Airport emergencies (unscheduled landings) could also create significant delays to passengers.
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What can you do
Check local media before you travel - TV, radio, internet, etc. Where possible, observe advice on travel during extreme weather, such as flooding or wintry conditions.
Carry an emergency kit in your car with the following basic items:
- first aid kit
- bottled water