Some areas of the UK have been experiencing high winds and flooding caused by the tail end of Hurricane Katia. According to this article transport links and power companies in Scotland and northern are facing disruption. The hurricane has already caused today's stage of the Tour of Britain cycle race which would have place between Kendall and Blackpool to be cancelled. The M6 has been closed at the Thelwall viaduct in Cheshire due to high winds and drivers have been advised to use the M61 instead. Central and southern Scotland, North Yorkshire and Cumbria are on amber alert and advised to be prepared. it is not yet clear whether mail deliveries will be affected in the local area.