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Three guys killed by collapsing trees, as wintertime storm Arwen hits the U.K.

Key takeaways: 

  • The storm prompted road closings, train suspensions, power interruptions and high waves.
  • Snow lines the surfaces of a roadway in Leek, England, on Saturday, following a storm the U.K. Met Office identified Arwen.

Three men killed after storms hit the UK: 

At shortest three people have died in the U.K. after the year’s first wintertime storm-battered sections of the country with winds of approximately 160 km/h.

The storm, which was named Arwen by the nation’s Met Office, struck sections of the north of England, Scotland and Northern Ireland especially hard late Friday and early Saturday.

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Three men — one in each of those sections of the U.K. — died as trees were swept over.

The storm, which also prompted road closings, train delays, power interruptions and high waves, reduced Saturday.

A collapsed tree lies on the head of cars in Seaham, England, on Saturday, after a wintertime storm strike.

Nearly 40,000 consumers in the North East have been expecting stocks to be reconnected.

In the North West, up to 16,000 houses and companies have been without energy.

LNER train services on the East Coast Main Line have also been beaten, with no trains going north of Newcastle the company said.

‘Challenging’

Northern Powergrid, which includes the North East, Yorkshire and northern Lincolnshire, told Northumberland, County Durham and Tyne and Wear had “taken the brunt” of the wind. Source – bbc.com

In all, 240,000 of its buyers had lost energy during the wind with 200,000 being reconnected by 15:00 GMT on Sunday.

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