UK weather: Storm Deirdre to ease after high winds and blizzards wreak havoc

Weather warnings due to expire on Sunday, although rain and wind likely to persist

People heading out on Sunday morning have been warned of a risk of icy conditions in parts of the country after Storm Deirdre swept through bringing heavy snow, freezing rain and gales.

The storm hit one of the last major shopping days before Christmas on Saturday, causing havoc on the roads and misery on the high street for retailers hoping for a festive sales boost.

Storm Deirdre batters Britain with gales and snow

Rare freezing rain adds to misery amid road closures and crashes

Ferociously bad weather brought by Storm Deirdre battered parts of the UK on Saturday with snow, gales and bursts of freezing rain.

Accidents and road closures were reported by police forces across England, while visitor attractions including the Eden Project in Cornwall were forced to close.

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It’s already cost more than $2 million to keep Aroostook’s roads clear of snow. The season has only begun.

PRESQUE ISLE, Maine — The early and abundant snowfall in Aroostook County so far this fall caused the local region of the Maine Department of Transportation to spend significantly more on snow and ice removal during the 2018-2019 season than in recent years.


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