Storm problems cause severe delays at London Gatwick Airport and on many UK rail lines, roads

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A severe winter storm has caused major travel problems in Britain and has led to substantial delays at London Gatwick Airport and on roads and rail lines.

The airport says its North Terminal is having "significant power outages" and advising passengers to check flight status before traveling to the airport.

In addition, Gatwick's website said Tuesday morning that no trains are running to or from the airport.

Rail officials said many trees fell during the night, leading to a reduction in services Tuesday morning, the start of one of the busiest travel days of the year for Britons trying to get home for Christmas.

Some roads have also been closed due to flooding and two dozen motorists were rescued from their vehicles overnight after becoming stranded.