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More matches postponed due to impact of storm leaving grounds wrecked

After many EFL, non league and cup matches were postponed due to the heavy rain, fans gave their reaction…





@thumpermaxie: Its only a puddle ?

Jason Lee: Yet more EFL, non league and cup matches postponed

@mattytrfcjamess, Replying to @TranmereRovers: An extra 7 days for Ferrier to return to fitness ?

@RobboSWA, Replying to @TranmereRovers: Get in. It was a right off, too many injuries.

@LukeyRoberts, Replying to @TranmereRovers: Doncaster meltdown coming in 3,2,1..

@Cadet__Jameson, Replying to @TranmereRovers: I can have a non depressing weekend for once yessss

@fluff_LCFC, Replying to @LincolnCity_FC: Very very late notice!! Appalling from the club/officials

@abebaby61, Replying to @LincolnCity_FC: To all you Bolton supporters. It was called off by the officials not by the football club. A football club is not allowed to just postpone a game ....oh wait a minute!!!

@JohnLatham1960, Replying to @LincolnCity_FC: Pathetic responses from Bolton fans, somehow it’s the clubs fault it’s been raining all night & morning.


Two men have sadly been killed by falling trees as Storm Arwen lashed parts of the UK with high winds, rain and snow.

A headteacher in Northern Ireland died after a tree fell onto his car and another man was hit by a falling tree in Cumbria. In Scotland, 80,000 people lost power.

Gusts reached speeds of 98mph in Northumberland, and about 120 lorries became stuck in snow near Rochdale.

There are further warnings for wind, snow and ice across the UK on Saturday with that red warning for wind had been issued by the Met Office across the east coast of Scotland and North-East England, with the highest speeds of 98 mph recorded at Brizlee Wood in Northumberland.

Gusts overnight affected "a wide swathe of the United Kingdom", the Met Office said, with buildings damaged and trees blown down.

LNER advised customers not to travel until Monday - with weekend tickets valid until Wednesday - as it stopped trains running beyond Newcastle on Friday evening.

ScotRail also withdrew services between Aberdeen, Perth and Inverness on Friday and there was disruption on other lines.

There has been sleet across parts of Scotland and northern England with some heavy snow on higher ground.

Part of the M62 near Rochdale between junctions 21 and 22 was closed, as 120 lorries became stuck in the snow.

About 80,000 homes in Scotland were left without power, according to Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks, while the UK Northern Power Grid also reported outages for 55,000 customers, mainly in Northumberland, County Durham and Tyne and Wear. There were also some outages in Northern Ireland.

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