Red alert issued as Storm Arwen gets icy grip

We use your sign-up to provide content in ways you’ve consented to and to improve our understanding of you. This may include adverts from us and 3rd parties based on our understanding. You can unsubscribe at any time. More info

Weathermen warned the huge depression would sweep down from the north, bringing icy temperatures today.

The red warning covered Scotland and parts of northern England overnight, with lesser Amber and Yellow warnings for the rest of England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

Police Scotland warned motorists in areas covered by the alert to not travel “under any circumstances”.

London North Eastern Railway also last night issued a “do not travel” caution to customers, saying its services will be “significantly disrupted” until tomorrow.

What is happening where you live? Find out by adding your postcode or visit InYourArea

Network Rail last night closed the East Coast route north of Berwick-upon-Tweed, Northumberland. While it will get little above 0C all weekend, strong winds will make it feel a lot colder.

A man died yesterday after his car was hit by a tree in Antrim, Northern Ireland.

Met Office spokesman Stephen Dixon said: “The worst affected areas will be on the coasts, with gusts of over 75mph bringing possible disruption to travel, power cuts, flying debris and large waves.”

He added: “Strong winds are likely into Saturday, when the warning is extended to most parts of the UK.”

The icy air stays into early next week, with temperatures hovering around zero.

Mr Dixon said: “There will also be the chance of snow in the coming days, especially in the higher regions of Scotland and northern England.”

Source: Read Full Article