Today’s adverse weather causes problems

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Police are currently dealing with a number of incidents across North Yorkshire due to high winds. Police are asking drivers to slow down on and take extra care, especially drivers of high-sided vehicles.

Two vehicles, a HGV and a van have been blown over on the A1.

A Mercedes sprinter van was blown over on the northbound carriageway just before 2pm , two miles south of Dishforth. The two occupants were uninjured.

A HGV was blown over on the soutbound carriageway just south of the junction -no-one injured.

In other incidents, a tree was blown into a window on a train travelling from to , One passengers was taken to hospital with minor facial scratches. The rail investigation branch are investigating.

12pm large tree was blown down on Firs Avenue in , damaging parked vehicles, no-one injured – diversion still in place.

Fallen trees and branches were reported across the county near Busby Stoop, , A61 in Harrogate, between Farnham and Lingerfield near , A59 at Flaxley.

3pm, branch of tree fallen onto two cars on Broadway, .

Metal, plastic and other debris were reported on the A1 near Dishforth, A19 near Knayton, A1 near Wetherby, A162 south Milford and Bond End Knaresborough.

A van lost part of its roof on the A1

A fence was blown over in the village of Drax near Selby allowing sheep to escape from a field.

A tree fell near to children from Grange school at Harlow Carr Gardens causing the gardens to be closed.

Road closures in place:

A59 at Flaxley

A1 northbound – paritally closed between Boroughbridge and Dishforth

Diversion in place at Bondgate, (due to tree on Firs Ave)




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