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Heavy Snow Traps Motorists, Causes Power Outages in Northern England

| Updated: December 4, 2023 18:04

Heavy Snow Traps Motorists

Heavy snowfall in northern England has caused significant disruptions, leaving motorists stranded, power outages, and emergency services stretched thin. Trucks jackknifed on snow-covered roads, hindering traffic flow and forcing drivers to seek shelter in their vehicles or nearby establishments.

Harrison Ward, a resident of Ambleside in the Lake District, described the scene as akin to a ski resort, with abandoned cars further exacerbating the gridlock. Ant Brett, stuck in his car for 19 hours while en route to a family wedding, recounted his dwindling supplies and frustration at the lack of immediate assistance.

The Cumbria Fire & Rescue Service worked tirelessly throughout the night to rescue stranded motorists, while Cumbria Police Superintendent Andy Wilkinson urged people to avoid traveling to the region until conditions improve. Wilkinson also condemned the verbal abuse directed at highway workers, emphasizing their dedication to restoring normalcy.

Emergency shelters were set up in schools, churches, and even a scout hut to accommodate stranded travelers. Erick Mattinson, seeking refuge in an Ambleside church, highlighted the arduous journey from Keswick, typically a 30-minute drive, which took over five hours due to the treacherous road conditions.

Electricity North West reported over 2,500 power outages in Cumbria, with restoration efforts expected to be completed by late Sunday night. The Met Office issued an ice warning for parts of the Midlands, northern England, north and central Wales, and eastern Scotland, valid from Sunday evening to noon on Monday.

The heavy snowfall serves as a stark reminder of the power of nature and the importance of being prepared for extreme weather events. Motorists are advised to exercise caution and avoid unnecessary travel during such conditions, while emergency services continue their tireless efforts to assist those affected.

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