Around 120 vehicles as well as numerous cars have been stuck for hours under thick snow on a treacherous stretch of motorway, which is now closed by the police. North Way Motorway Police said the M62 was shut for both directions from junction 21 (Milnrow) and 22 (Denshaw) just at 2am on Saturday. they advised motorists to stay clear of the zone. lorries are stuck, Gritters and snow ploughs were dispatched to the scene in the rescue efforts as snow fell throughout storm Arwen that killed many, the Manchester Evening News reported.All vehicles were turned back until junction 21.A woman trapped in a car along the M62 motorway, said on the TikTok live feed at 5:30am that “There’s nowhere to go. “Police posted on Twitter: “Heavy snow falling on M62 between junctions 21 and 22. HGV’s stuck and unable to move. A lorry earlier overturned on the eastbound carriages of the M62 near Junction 7 which resulted in an immediate closing.
Numerous crashes have been reported in the UK and several roads were closed because of ice, snow and fallen trees.In Northern Ireland, the head of an elementary school was killed after a tree fell onto his vehicle.
Police departments were encouraging individuals not to travel, as the weather continued to pose danger to the lives of people and more storms and snow were forecast throughout the night.
A warning in red given from the Met Office has since expired however yellow and amber warnings are in effect across the country.It stated that a wind speed of 98mph was recorded at Brizlee Wood Northumberland in the UK on Friday.There was also gusts up to 87mph at Orlock Head, Down, Northern Ireland and 78mph in Inverbervie, Kincardineshire, in Soctland.More than 80 thousand homes were without power in Scotland and hundreds of homes were also without power in the Manchester region.
The public was still advised to only travel when absolutely necessary. The Met Office described gusts overnight as “damaging” and affecting “a vast area across the entire United Kingdom”.LNER train services that run north from Newcastle were also brought to a haltdue to strong winds, heavy rain and snow falling on early Friday afternoon.The Met Office warned the north-east region of England and the north-west region of England, Yorkshire, the West Midlands and the East Midlands are likely to experience cold temperatures up to Monday.
While in Cumbria police are reportedly reporting road disturbances on the A685 Grayrigg Village, A591 Hollins lane /Burnside, Birthwaite Road, Windermere, A6 Selside, A592 Storrs Hall at the hotel, A593 Ambleside, Vicarage Rd, Coniston Skelwith Bridge, A685 Appleby rd Kendal and more.The UK has felt the full force of the storm Arwen with gusts of up to 100mph pounding certain areas overnight.The Met Office said speeds reached 98mph in Brizlee Wood, in Northumberland.
Instead of sitting and watching the match on their own with stranded motorists listening to the radio They put up a screen inside the footwell.The move allowed fans nearby to sit on the ground and look the action unfold the action unfold as England recorded two points against Germany and took us to the quarterfinals of the tournament.
A photo posted through social media shows footballers huddled around the TV while they cheered for England throughout the game.One user tweeted: ‘If you’re at the m62, and England is playing on, turn on your television up and are gathered around to watch.’
Thankfully, the driver of the lorry with the Carling brand was not hurt by the incident.However it resulted in the M62 was shut westbound between J22 in Denshaw up to J21 for Milnrow as emergency services tackled the fire.The driver of the lorry who set up the TV wasn’t the only one who helped make it through from the day.Radio anchor Rich Williams also tweeted to claim that he was watching the game from behind an unidentified van.