Flights cancelled, trains crowded and drivers warned to avoid peak times

Christmas getaway chaos is continuing on Friday following the disruption caused by Storm Pia with passengers warned of packed trains and airports and flights cancelled.

Continued unsettled weather is expected to extend travel issues, with strong winds causing problems on the railways.

However, the backlog from the suspension of cross-Channel rail services is beginning to clear.

An unexpected strike by French Eurotunnel staff on Thursday led to widespread disruption, before it came to end that evening, with union representatives reaching an agreement with management.

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