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Salvage bids assessed amid storms
Rescuers airlifted 23 passengers and crew from a ferry which was beached by a freak wave off Blackpool's coast.
A helicopter winched 14 people to safety from the stricken trawler off St Kilda, in the Outer Hebrides.
Gales and snow
Meanwhile motorists across the country have also been hit by high winds which have caused several accidents, and two filling stations in Cumbria have had parts of their roofs blown off.
Durham police have launched a rescue operation in Teesdale after 100 vehicles became stranded in the snow west of Bowes village.
Drivers are being moved to a nearby village hall and pub. Officers are warning those stranded to stay with their cars until the emergency services can reach them.
LINK [BBC News]
China warns of 'grim' situation
Chinese authorities are warning that the continuing snow storms would still crush the hopes of many people desperate to see their families during their only break of the year.
Xinhua said 400,000 people were stranded at Guangzhou Railway Station on Friday, down about half from the height of the crisis.
The winter storm -- China's worst in 50 years -- has already been blamed for at least 63 deaths around the country, including at least 25 when a bus plunged off a slippery mountain road in the southwestern Guizhou province. The government has reported $7.5 billion in damage from the storm.