Saturday 15 February 2014

Storm conditions hit journey north for Addickted

The storm hits Porthcressa beach on the Isles of Scilly. Photo courtesy of DJ Dave Pender of 'Are you rocking tonight, St.Agnes?' fame

Two thousand Addickted were expected to make the journey north today for the FA Cup clash between Sheffield Wednesday and Charlton. However, last night's storm has disrupted train travel in the south-east with South-Eastern Trains running no services until 11 a.m. while lines are checked for obstructions. This will particularly hit Addicks travelling up from Kent to St.Pancras, although HS1 from Ashford will be running. East Midlands trains from St. Pancras to Sheffield appear to be running more or less normally.

The weather was severe here in Warwickshire last night. We had been to a private view at our local art gallery yesterday evening but the 'A' road back was blocked by a fallen tree so we had to make a long detour. Consequently, I missed my appointment to talk to a French radio station, but that was probably a case of an ill wind blowing some good.

Conditions have been particularly bad in the Isles of Scilly and the sports show had to be pre-recorded on Thursday so that the lads would be available to deal with floods, so no slot for me as mainland football correspondent.

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