Today’s adverse weather causes problems

10 March 2011

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 Boroughbridge junction -no-one injured.

In other incidents, a tree was blown into a window on a train travelling from York to Leeds, 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 Ripon, damaging parked vehicles, no-one injured – diversion still in place.

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

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

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 Bilton 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, Ripon (due to tree on Firs Ave)




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