UK snow LIVE: Lorries stuck in heavy snow – latest pictures as Britain blanketed

Storm Arwen: Snowy blasts and icy temperatures forecast

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The M62 was closed in both directions between junctions 21 and 22. North West Motorway Police (NWMP) reported on Twitter just after 3am that snow ploughs had been deployed. Further disruption was caused along the M62 earlier in the morning when a HGV fell on its side. NWMP said just after 1am that no other vehicles were involved, but both the driver and passenger were conveyed to hospital.

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  • Junctions 7 and 8 on M62 “opening shortly”

    In its latest update, the North West Motorway Police said at 7.19am that Junction 21 of the M62 was still closed.

    In a post on Twitter, it added that disruption between junctions 7 and 8, caused by a toppling lorry, “will be opening shortly once closures have been cleared”.

    It joked: “What a start to the day.”

    Lorries stuck in heavy snow

    The M62 was closed between junctions 21 and 22 at around half past 2am this morning due to over 120 HGVs being stuck in the snow, according to the North West Motorway Police (NWMP).

    In a post on Twitter, NWMP told drivers: “Please avoid this area.”

    Snow ploughs and gritters were deployed to clear the road, according to Manchester Evening News.

    The Mirror added that all vehicles were being turned back down to Junction 21.

    This came after Storm Arwen hit the UK with gusts of close to 100 miles per hour in some areas, and heavy snow in others.

    A man in Northern Ireland was killed by a falling tree amid the high wind, snow and rain.

    Good morning

    Good morning. I’m Michael Curzon – I’ll be covering the latest developments on UK snow for the next few hours. Please feel free to get in touch if you have any information you would like to share: [email protected]

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