Commuters face chaos as storms batter the region

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Commuters in East Dunbartonshire faced a tough journey to work as gales ripped through the area at rush hour.

High winds brought down tress, blew debris onto roads and caused flash floods.

All trains have been cancelled in Scotland and about 40,000 homes throughout the country are without power.

Police Scotland has advised drivers to avoid travelling on the roads in the south, west, central belt and into south Perthshire.

The Met Office issued a yellow warning of westerly gales, with widespread gusts of 60 to 70 mph across the country, valid until 4pm today (Thursday).

Glasgow Central Station has been evacuated due to debris smashing into the roof.

Scottish Fire and Rescue said they are dealing with a huge number of calls about falling masonry, fallen trees and road accidents.

Locally, there were tailbacks on Boclair Road near New Kilpatrick Cemetery in Bearsden due to fallen trees.

Twechar Primary School was closed due to power failure and the road was partially closed between Drumgrew Bridge and Twechar.

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