At least 3 people dead during first winter storm in UK

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Huge waves crash the against the sea wall and Roker Lighthouse after gusts of almost 100 miles (160 km) per hour battered some areas of the country during Storm Arwen, in Sunderland, England, Saturday Nov. 27, 2021. The Met Office issued a rare red warning for wind from 3pm on Friday to 2am on Saturday as the first winter storm was set to batter the country. (Owen Humphreys/PA via AP)

LONDON (AP) — At least three people have died in the U.K. after the year’s first winter storm battered parts of the countries with gusts of nearly 100 mph (160 kph).

The storm was named Arwen and it hit parts of the north of England, Scotland and Northern Ireland particularly hard late Friday and early Saturday.

Three men died as trees were blown over. The storm also caused road closures, train delays, power cuts and high waves.

It abated Saturday.

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