Irwin was accompanied by strong winds, rain and snowfall since Friday afternoon. The authorities had warned the British to issue a rare red symbol. This means severe, life-threatening weather is approaching. Code red expired on Saturday morning, according to Sky News, but Britons were also advised to travel only if necessary.
Drivers traveling on the road also encountered inconvenience. Police reported that 120 trucks were “stuck in the ice” on the M62 motorway in England. In the British media, images circulate of torn rooftops, roads blocked by trees and other debris, like a large trampoline lying upside down on a street.
The three victims were killed by falling trees. A tree fell on a car in Antrim, Northern Ireland, killing a school principal. A Lancaster man was hit by a tree in Ambleside, England. Police said he died on the spot. And in Aberdeenshire, also Scotland, a 35-year-old motorist was killed when a tree fell on his car.
Pictures of the situation in the UK are posted on Twitter:
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