UK snow: Violent blizzards spark travel chaos with cars stranded on roads – VIDEO

Storm Arwen brings snow and high winds to UK

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Footage of snowstorms and blizzards across the UK comes as the Met Office warns of further disruption up and down the country into Sunday morning. Videos posted on social media showed chaotic scenes of road closures and fallen trees. Other clips show cars stranded in snow amid widespread travel disruption.

The snowfall coincides with Storm Arwen, leading to blizzard conditions across parts of the country including Scotland and the North Pennines.

Two people have been killed by falling trees in Northern Ireland and north-west England.

Derbyshire Roads Policing Unit tweeted photos of snow-covered roads, warning drivers: “Heavy snow in the north of the county. Lots of crashes being reported.

“Please wait for it to clear to go out on anything other than essential journey. The A61 is currently closed whilst two stranded coaches are recovered. Not quick and not easy.

“Many other roads are also closed. Please consider staying home if you can.”

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One person, Thomas Beresford, tweeted photos of entire roads submerged in snow, adding: “8am what a mess, we’re the only ones with power and internet in a 7-mile radius as we are off-grid.

“Hundreds of sheep in the fields unaccounted for. Main Road is still blocked by fallen trees.”

Another person, @LoLoisx3, said: “City Road, Sheffield 7am cars still struggling to get up the road.”

Even former footballer Michael Owen posted that he was stuck at home because of fallen trees on nearby roads.

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Cumbria Road Watch tweeted: “#StrongWinds and #Snow now starting to fall on #A66 at Stainmore, #A689 & #B6277 Alston and the North Pennines.”

Scott Duncan, a professional meteorologist based in Scotland, tweeted: “Blizzard conditions, violent wind gusts of around 100 mph & power outages.

“Storm Arwen is a force to be reckoned with, a high-impact storm.

“It will feel sub-zero effectively nationwide, even during the day. Nasty wind-chill.”


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Marco Petagna, a Met Office forecaster, said: “We’ve seen some pretty severe gusts overnight with the highest speeds hitting 98mph at Brizlee Wood in Northumberland.

“Elsewhere, exposed sites in Scotland and Northern Ireland also surpassed 90mph, with 70-80mph seen more widely in the north of the UK, though parts of southern England and Wales also felt the effects of the storm.

“This has been coupled with a few inches of snow which has fallen in some areas.

“In the higher ground areas of Scotland we expected to see up to 15cm falling but the strong winds meant the snow blew around and created a blizzard in some parts.”

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