Car stuck as North Yorkshire is blanketed in snow
Temperatures fell to -10C last night following forecasts of the “coldest night of the season” for parts of the UK bringing snow and leaving some without power as Storm Arwen continued to hit the UK.
The Met Office has issued yellow warnings of severe ice over large swathes of England, including Newcastle, Manchester, London and Cardiff, following freezing temperatures overnight.
Northwest Highway police said 120 trucks were “stuck in the snow” on the M62.
Northern Powergrid, which supplies power to the North East, Yorkshire and North Lincolnshire, said 240,000 customers had lost service but that supply was restored to 200,000 on Sunday.
Electricity North West, which supplies power to an area between the Scottish border and Stockport, said 67,000 of the 83,000 customers who lost electricity had their supply restored.
Heavy snow has blocked trucks and used plows in a number of areas, with pub staff and the Oasis Noasis tribute group stranded since Friday at the Tan Hill Inn in the Yorkshire Dales due to heavy snowfall .
No train between Newcastle and Edinburgh today
Damage from Storm Arwen over the weekend resulted in widespread travel disruption this morning. Network Rail has confirmed that there is no service between Newcastle and Edinburgh today.
Trains were also unable to run between Skipton and Carlisle due to difficult conditions.
Thomas kingsleyNovember 29, 2021 1:00 PM
18 Northumberland schools closed due to damage from Storm Arwen
Eighteen schools in Northumberland are closed today due to lack of water, heat or telephone lines. Thousands of homes are still without electricity as power lines are disrupted by the damage.
The A66 is closed in both directions from the A686 Carleton Avenue (Kemplay Bank roundabout) to the A1 (M) J53 (Scotch Corner). The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for ice that is in place until 10 a.m. Monday.
No trains will run between Newcastle and Edinburgh today.
National Rail said: “Due to the inclement weather over the weekend, no trains are currently running between Newcastle and Edinburgh.
“This section of the East Coast Main Line is currently closed and customers are advised not to travel on this part of the route.
“Network Rail is continually checking the line, but there is still a confirmed estimate of when the line will reopen. The disruption is likely to continue throughout the day.
Thomas kingsleyNovember 29, 2021 12:20 PM
The cold “worse for 45 years” according to the British still without electricity
Households in Longhorsley, Northumberland, suffered a blackout on Friday night around 8 p.m. and are still waiting for power to be restored. The situation has left elderly and vulnerable people battling the elements just for warmth.
Harry Foster, 83, lives alone and has difficulty breathing in the cold weather and said conditions were the worst he had seen in 45 years. He used an RV at the end of his trip to keep warm.
The retired teacher said: “We have now run out of electricity for three days. I live in the van right now so I hope I’m fine for the gas inside. I have a wood stove in the house and I have maintained myself.
“I ran around trying to get logs, which is tiring. My phone will not work because there is no signal and the house phone will not work because there is no power.
Additional reports by the PA
Thomas kingsleyNovember 29, 2021 11:58 AM
Coldest night of the season as temperatures drop to minus 8.7 ° C
Parts of the UK have experienced the coldest autumn night so far, with temperatures dropping below freezing.
The Met Office said Shap in Cumbria, in the north-west of England, has recorded the lowest temperature of the season so far with minus 8.7 ° C (16.34 ° F). Bridlington in East Yorkshire recorded high levels of rainfall, with 14.6mm of rain overnight on Sunday. Met Office spokesman Oli Claydon said the second coldest night of the season came on Saturday night.
Our reporter Isobel Frodsham has the full story below:
Thomas kingsleyNovember 29, 2021 11:45 AM
Harry Kane gives a nice gesture to the fans who traveled 4,000 miles for a game canceled by snow
A pair of Tottenham fans who traveled 31 hours from Dallas, Texas to watch Spurs take on Burnley were disappointed after the game was abandoned due to snow.
“From Dallas to London to Burnley (almost there) 31 hours – no sleep – fueled by coffee, cheese crackers and more coffee. Frigid weather and snow forecast for match day. The things we do when you love your club, ”the fan wrote on Twitter.
However, after the match was canceled, Tottenham captain Harry Kane responded to the pair by offering them tickets to the next home game as a guest.
Thomas kingsleyNovember 29, 2021 11:20 AM
Watch: Customers snowed for the third night in a row at Britain’s tallest pub
Customers snowed for the third night in a row at Britain’s tallest pub
Thomas kingsleyNovember 29, 2021 11:05 AM
Gritters take to the streets amid a yellow ice warning
Sandblasters across the UK took to ice-stricken roads and sidewalks as temperatures fell below freezing last night
The sand blasters in Sheffield were out this morning where temperatures are still below zero.
Thomas kingsleyNovember 29, 2021 10:51 AM
‘Arctic shot’ behind plunging temperatures
The British experienced the ‘coldest night of the season’ last night with temperatures as low as -10C in parts of the UK following an ‘arctic gunfire’ hitting the country .
Met Office forecaster Tom Morgan said: ‘As Storm Arwen clears towards Europe, a cold northerly wind has remained in the UK, causing some of the extremely cold temperatures we’ve seen.
“There are expected to be new winter conditions on Sunday, with snow expected in parts of Scotland and northern England, and even parts of southern and central England.”
Mr Morgan described the cold blast as a ‘gunshot in the arctic’, adding: ‘Parts of Scotland and northern England where snow is on the ground will again be very cold tonight, with the temperature certainly dropping below zero and even as low as -10C which would make it the coldest night of the season so far.
Our reporter Grace Almond has the full story below:
Thomas kingsleyNovember 29, 2021 10:24 AM
Waze to alert UK drivers of road disruptions amid damage from Storm Arwen
The Waze live satellite navigation app will reflect weather disturbances on UK roads on its live map.
Through push notifications, it encourages its users to report bad weather hazards while using the app to help keep other drivers up to date with what to expect.
Ruairidh Roberts, UK Country Manager at Waze, commented: “As parts of the UK have faced the effects of the Arctic dip and Storm Arwen, we urge motorists on essential journeys to be very diligent. ”
“At Waze, we expect delays across the country as turbulent weather causes chaos on UK roads. As a result, we have sent out push notifications to users of our apps, encouraging them to report dangers caused by the inclement weather, helping to keep other drivers safe and aware of what to expect on the roads.
Thomas kingsleyNovember 29, 2021 10:03 AM
Will there be a white Christmas this year?
As the British braved the snowy weather and freezing temperatures this weekend, the prospect of a White Christmas began to excite many.
However, it is too early to start making any confident predictions but, interestingly, The mirror reports that uncertainty is now prevalent to such an extent that the Met Office and the BBC are said to be “at war” on the issue, as their respective forecasts are opposed.
While the former predicts months of mild weather ahead “compatible with a warming climate”, the latter, which takes its information from the private contractor Data Transmission Network, says the UK is on the verge of be hit by a deep frost.
Our reporter Joe sommerlad has the full story:
Thomas kingsleyNovember 29, 2021 9:46 AM