More than 120 trucks got stuck in heavy snow on the highway and a manager was killed after 90 mph Hurricane Arwen hit Britain

More than 120 trucks got stuck in heavy snow on the highway and a manager was killed after 90 mph Hurricane Arwen hit Britain

More than 120 trucks are stuck in heavy snow on the highway as Hurricane Arwen – one killed – hit Britain at 90 mph.

The director and father of four Francis Lagan was killed when a tree fell on his car in Antrim, Northern Ireland last night – as swaths of Britain were put under a rare weather warning red for wind.

Bad weather has closed major roads (including a portion of the M26) and a railway line across the country
A truck A9 . crosses the icecredit: northpicks
Vast areas of the UK pictured in Saltburn have been placed under a rare red weather warning for the wind
Vast areas of the UK pictured in Saltburn have been placed under a rare red weather warning for the windcredit: Getty Images – Getty
Heavy Snowfall Over Saltburn By The Sea Last Night
Heavy Snowfall Over Saltburn By The Sea Last Nightcredit: getty
Footballer Michael Owen's driveway was blocked by a fallen tree last night
Footballer Michael Owen’s driveway was blocked by a fallen tree last nightcredit: twitter
The first snow of 2021 fell in County Durhamo last night
The first snow of 2021 fell in County Durhamo last nightcredit: Jess Photo Agency
A rare red alert was issued on Friday as Hurricane Arwen brings chaos
A rare red alert was issued on Friday as Hurricane Arwen brings chaos

The devastating Hurricane Arwen brought 33-foot waves, falling temperatures and blizzards across much of Britain.

Bad weather also closed major roads and a railroad across the country, causing heavy traffic jams.

More than 120 trucks got completely stuck in heavy snowfall between junctions 21 and 22 on the M62 at 2:30 am today, leading to the closure of the road.

Sanders and a snow plow were quickly deployed to clear the way, Manchester Evening News reported.

The Met Office Red Alert has warned that parts of Britain’s northeast coast are at risk of collapse of buildings under pressure from severe coastal storms.

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In Blackpool, a section of the Promenade was closed last night – Blackpool Council warned of a ‘collapsed building’ after strong winds hit the city.

Residents of neighboring properties have been evacuated by firefighters – and eyewitnesses say bricks and debris were scattered on the sidewalks.

And football legend Michael Owen shared on Twitter a photo of a giant tree that had fallen on the road leading to his home.

The first victim of the storm was a father of four who died yesterday after a tree fell on his car in Antrim, Northern Ireland.

Francis Lagan is believed to have been driving with his wife and their two children – all of whom survived safely.

He was the principal of St. Mary’s Primary School in Maghera, County Derry.

One person has died after being hit by a tree in Storm Arwen, Northern Ireland
One person has died after being hit by a tree in Storm Arwen, Northern Irelandcredit: MCAULEY_MULTIMEDIA
Last night a roof came down in an unsuspecting UK garden in Leith
Last night a roof came down in an unsuspecting UK garden in Leithcredit: twitter/jakov
Northern Pennines hit by a blizzard
Northern Pennines hit by a blizzardcredit: twitter / uksnow
Hurricane Arwen flies a caravan through a garden in Dundee
Hurricane Arwen flies a caravan through a garden in Dundeecredit: backgrid
Francis Lagan became the first victim of Hurricane Arwen
Francis Lagan became the first victim of Hurricane Arwen
Saltburn by the C.  A woman crossing a road covered with snow during heavy snowfall in
Saltburn by the C. A woman crossing a road covered with snow during heavy snowfall incredit: getty
The Brits were hit by the CHAOS visit to Inverness yesterday
The Brits were hit by the CHAOS visit to Inverness yesterdaycredit: Pete Summers / Story Picture Agency
Yesterday traffic was seen carefully crossing the A9's Cambridge junction in the Highlands
Yesterday traffic was seen carefully crossing the A9’s Cambridge junction in the Highlandscredit: northpicks

And the Scottish government has ordered motorists to stay off the roads because of the ‘potential risk to life’ in the severe storm.

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The move caused a flurry to return home, as rural communities feared they would be completely cut off.

Deputy Prime Minister John Swinney said: “The decision by the Met Office to issue a rare red weather warning for strong winds signals a potentially harmful and life-threatening risk to parts of Scotland.

“People from these affected areas should not travel under any circumstances including motorists.

“Yellow and yellow weather warnings are also in place for many areas and people should be extremely careful and plan all necessary travel in advance as there are disruptions in service and transport.

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“The Scottish Government is in close contact with local authorities and emergency services to ensure that people in affected areas receive the latest information, advice and assistance.”

The Red Weather Alert will apply to Angus, Dundee, Fife, Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, East Lothian and all coastal areas along the Scottish Borders.

This warning is in effect from 3 pm on Friday to 2 pm on Saturday.

Meanwhile, rail operator London North Eastern Railway has issued a ‘Do Not Travel’ alert for customers as its services will be ‘significantly disrupted due to bad weather’ till Sunday.

The company operates trains on the East Coast main line between London and Scotland, calling at stations such as Leeds, York, Newcastle, Edinburgh and Aberdeen.

Network Rail closed the North East Coast route to Berwick-on-Tweed, Northumberland starting at 5 p.m. Friday.

Passengers are warned that there may be new closures elsewhere on the route.

Warrick Dent, Director of Safety and Operations at LNER, said: “We encourage our customers with tickets for the 26th and next weekend to postpone their travel arrangements where possible.

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“We expect services to be extremely busy throughout the weekend and advise customers to check our website and social media for the latest information. ,

Snow fell in Northern Ireland yesterday, where a driver was killed after a tree fell
Snow fell in Northern Ireland yesterday, where a driver was killed after a tree fellcredit: Margaret McLaughlin Pictures / MCLAUGHLINPRESS.COM 07711932889 No unauthorized use
A snow plow is seen on the A9, south of Inverness
A snow plow is seen on the A9, south of Invernesscredit: northpicks
A man uses skis while walking in the snow in Scotland
A man uses skis while walking in the snow in Scotlandcredit: northpicks

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