Accidents and incidents

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Winter weather inevitably has an effect on the occurrence of accidents and incidents on the transport network. Stormy weather may result in trees being blown down across roads and railway lines and high-sided vehicles overturning. Hazardous driving conditions may also arise from very cold weather, as ice and snow may accumulate on the road. Cold conditions can also cause issues on the railway - during January 2010 a freight train was derailed in Scotland, with snow and ice ingress to the brakes being implicated in the accident.

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SPRINT provides information about the potential for weather impacts on UK transport ahead of (and during) the winter season.