All students and staff are asked to take extra care when travelling to and from the University and while they are on campus tomorrow (Wednesday, 13 September) after an Amber weather warning for wind was issued for the North West by the Met Office.
Storm Aileen will bring a brief spell of very strong westerly winds with gusts of 65-75 mph during the early hours tomorrow.
The storm may result in longer journey times by road and rail with restrictions on roads and bridges.
Currently public transport services are expected to run as normal, but the Met Office has told individuals to remain as alert at possible for damage to trees/flying debris and to drive with care if they are on the roads.
In the unlikely event of disruption, please check for travel updates local to your area before leaving home and always follow travel advice.
This can be done in a number of ways:
- Merseytravel advice can be found here http://www.merseytravel.gov.uk/travel-updates/Pages/default.aspx, by calling 0151 330 1000 (7am-8pm) / 0800 731 3699 before 7am or follow @Merseytravel on Twitter
- Merseyrail advice can be found here https://www.merseyrail.org/, by calling 0151 555 1111 or follow @Merseyrail on Twitter.
- For information on Northern service please visit: https://www.northernrailway.co.uk/, by calling 0800 200 6060 or follow @northernassist on Twitter
- Our local BBC Radio station, BBC Radio Merseyside, can be found on 95.8 FM, online or you can follow the station on Twitter @bbcmerseyside
The university will be monitoring the situation closely and will post updates on social media, student news pages and the staff intranet and other means if it becomes necessary due to the adverse weather.
We would underline that the university’s campuses remain open unless you are specifically informed otherwise.
Whilst on campus if you notice any flying debris, damaged trees or buildings please contact Campus Support on 0151 794 2222.