Hurricane Arwen has killed at least two people in the United Kingdom in recent hours, which blew snow and extremely strong winds, leaving thousands out of power.
The British Meteorological Agency, which put much of the country on red alert since Friday night because of the wind, warned that “strong thunderstorms” could continue into Saturday.
The country is currently on an orange or yellow alert depending on the region, but meteorological services are advising people not to move except if necessary.
A man was killed in Northern Ireland on Friday after a tree fell on his vehicle, police said. At the same time, in North West England, another person lost his life due to the fall of a tree.
In Scotland, strong winds disrupted several train lines between Edinburgh, Glasgow and other cities. Many roads are also closed due to debris.
Police announced on Saturday that around 120 trucks were “stuck with snow” on a motorway in northern England.
The electricity company Northern PowerGrid estimates that the strong winds have deprived about 55,000 customers in the north of England, mainly in the county of Northumberland.
Meteorological services urged the population to stay off the coast because “strong waves would put their lives at risk.”
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