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Michael Owen is freed after the road to his house was blocked by fallen TREES amid the chaos of Storm Arwen

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Michael Owen is freed after the road to his home is blocked by fallen TREES amid the chaos of Storm Arwen, leaving him fearful of ‘going nowhere for a while’… as workers help the former Liverpool to pick up the rubble clearing

  • The former England striker tweeted Friday that the road to his property was blocked
  • Storm Arwen ravaged Britain overnight with winds close to 100 mph
  • Owen was helped by a team that cleared fallen trees and debris from the road
  • BT Sport expert thanked his rescuers on Twitter on Saturday afternoon











Michael Owen was temporarily trapped in his property by fallen trees caused by Storm Arwen.

The storm ravaged Britain overnight, with winds reaching nearly 100 miles per hour in parts of the country.

The Met Office issued a rare red warning for Storm Arwen, saying a combination of high winds, rain and snow brought ‘damaging gusts’ to the UK.

The former England striker had to wait until Saturday morning before the trees were removed

Michael Owen was temporarily unable to leave his property due to Storm Arwen

More than 100,000 homes were without electricity in the north east of England, while about 80,000 homes suffered the same fate in Scotland and more than 13,000 homes reported outage in Wales.

Owen was one of many affected by the inclement weather, with fallen trees blocking access to his property.

“Looks like I’m not going anywhere for the time being,” the former England striker tweeted on Friday, along with a photo of the temporarily unusable access route.

England's former striker was one of many civilians disrupted by the storm

England’s former striker was one of many civilians disrupted by the storm

However, by Saturday afternoon, the situation had drastically improved after a rescue team cleared the way and Owen gave his followers an update.

‘We are free. What a team,” he tweeted, thanking his rescuers.

Storm Arwen also made an appearance in English football, with Tranmere Rovers and Grimsby both having to postpone their games due to damage caused by the storm.

Tranmere postponed their League Two clash against Stevenage after part of the roof of the main stand at Prenton Park was blown off by Storm Arwen.

Owen thanked rescuers who cleared the access road to his property on Saturday morning

Owen thanked rescuers who cleared the access road to his property on Saturday morning

The decision was made after consultation with the Safety Advisory Group (SAG), the club explains.

“The SAG has advised that it is not safe to continue play until the roof has been properly inspected,” Rovers said in a statement.

“Although this is a big disappointment, the safety of the fans is of course paramount.”

Grimsby’s National League game against Boreham Wood met a similar fate and was postponed as the storm caused ‘structural damage’ to a grandstand roof in Blundell Park.

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