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Live Updates: Storm Arwen causes significant damage to parts of the UK overnight

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A rare danger to life weather warning which was issued to the UK has now expired.

A amber and yellow weather warning remains in place across the UK for today.

Storm Arwen has battered parts of the UK with gusts of almost 100mph hitting some areas.

A caravan park in Hartlepool has suffered some of the worst damage it has seen in years. The Caravan Park is currently being evacuated.

Two people have died by falling trees amid Storm Arwen, which has lashed some areas of the UK with gusts of almost 100 miles per hour.

A man died after a tree fell on him in Ambleside, Cumbria Police confirmed.

Police, ambulance and fire service personnel all attended Vicarage Road at 11pm on Friday, but the man, who was from Lancaster, died at the scene.

Northern Powergrid said severe gales had caused power cuts for more than 112,000 customers, mainly in the Northumberland, County Durham and Tyne and Wear areas.

On the North West Motorway Police said 120 lorries became “stuck in the snow” on the M62.

Over in Hartlepool a lorry was over turned and the roof of a pub on Church Street called The Royal saw it’s roof come clattering to the ground.

Over in Scotland there was a similar image caused by the storm one twitter user Matty West captured the below video.

The roof of Pennyman Primary School in Normanby Middlesbrough has collapsed due to the strong winds.

Meanwhile in Dundee City Centre. All the gazebos in Albert Square had been blown over and collapsed.


The roof of a property has completely blown off in Attlee Avenue, Blackhall.

As a result of the strong winds overnight, theres a couple more houses in the same street who have also unfortunately lost their roofs.

While the red weather warning expired in the early hours of Saturday, the forecaster said amber and yellow warnings for wind remained in place, with the expectation of “some very strong gusts” in many areas.

If you are outdoors today, please stay safe.

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Trevor Sherwood
Trevor Sherwood
Trevor Sherwood is the editor and news reporter covering national and international news crime and policing news. Tweet your news and views to @TrevSherwoodPH

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