Storm Emma: Army rescues drivers stuck in snow


The army has been deployed in various locations across the UK to rescue drivers stuck on frozen roads in sub-zero temperatures.

Troops are aiding police free motorists from the snow-covered M62 near Manchester and helping transport healthcare workers to and from hospital in the treacherous conditions in Edinburgh.

Major incidents have also been declared in Avon and Somerset, Hampshire, and Wiltshire, as Storm Emma abtters the UK with strong winds and snow.

The Met Office has issued 10 severe weather warnings, with the conditions expected to continue into next week. The Environment Agency has issued seven flood warnings and 20 flood alerts for coastal areas in the south-west and north-east of England.

Police forces across the country have said people should only travel if necessary and warned of black ice on a number of major roads.

Flights, trains, and bus services have been cancelled and thousands of schools are shut.


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