Storm “Arwen” struck Great Britain on Saturday night, traffic chaos and power outages were the result. Two fatalities have now been confirmed.
Manchester – A snow roller is sweeping across many parts of Europe. What brings a contemplative first weekend in Advent in some regions is an exceptional situation in the United Kingdom *. Heavy snowfalls and storms * led to traffic chaos and power outages in thousands of households on Saturday night. Two fatalities have now been confirmed. This was due to the storm “Arwen”.
Great Britain: Storm “Arwen” sweeps across the country
The storm in the north-west of England caused around 120 trucks to be stuck in the snow for several hours. The motorway police there were apparently busy all night cleaning up the chaos and getting the heavy amounts of snow off the roads for Great Britain.
This is currently the scene on M62 at junction 22 eastbound, full closure is on at the present, snow plows have been deployed / pic.twitter.com/CU0tvM6yqO
– North West Motorway Police (@NWmwaypolice) November 27, 2021
Households further north were without electricity. The utility Northern Powergrid said 55,000 affected customers, mostly in the northern regions of Northumberland and County Durham. Several train connections were interrupted in Scotland. ScotRail encouraged its customers to avoid travel whenever possible. Only in the morning hours did the weather * slowly calm down.
Storm “Arwen” afflicts Great Britain – two fatalities confirmed
Not only the police, but also emergency services reported a large number of operations, for example because of fallen trees or damaged roofs. At least two people were killed in fallen trees.
According to the Met Office, the storm named “Arwen” reached nearly 100 miles per hour at times (almost 160
Kilometers per hour). The highest warning level has now been lifted, but weather warnings continued to exist on Saturday. (dpa / mef) * Merkur.de is an offer from IPPEN.MEDIA.
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