Transport services and links across Wales are being locked down before the potentially lethal Storm Eunice arrives this morning.
All trains have been cancelled, most long distance bus services are suspended while ferries are also taken out of service around Wales and schools are closed. Those living close to the sea and rivers have been sent potential flood alerts.
Bridges over the Severn Estuary, at Loughor, the River Cleddau and possibly Menai Straits are expected to be affected and emergency services are on standby to help with battered buildings, power lines and fallen trees.
Official advice is not to travel unless essential and for those who can to work from home.
RAC Breakdown spokesperson Rod Dennis said, “With a rare red weather warning for extreme winds in place tomorrow, safety on the roads will be paramount.
“It’s vitally important drivers don’t set out during Storm Eunice unless it can’t be avoided. It might be better to make trips today or delay them until the worst of the storm has passed.
“Drivers who make unnecessary journeys risk putting themselves and their passengers in danger, as well as the lives of anyone who may need to help them should something unwanted happen.
“People who can work from home tomorrow should definitely do so, and we also urge people not to be tempted to drive to the coast to take photos of the extreme conditions.”