Weather related incidents in North Yorkshire

5 January 2012

PoliceRound-up of weather-related incidents across North Yorkshire since 6.30pm last night (Wednesday 4 January 2012)

The following round-up is not exhaustive but includes the main incidents which were reported to North Yorkshire Police.

6:50pm, 4 January 2012 report received from Ambulance service that a HGV had blown over in lane three of the A1 north bound near the Ainderby Quernhow junction just south of Leeming Bar. The driver was not injured.

11.10pm 4 January 2012, reports received of a lorry being blown over on the A1 southbound approximately half a mile south of Boroughbridge. The driver sustained lacerations to his face as a result of the incident. The A1 was closed for two hours this morning (9.30am, 5 January) while the lorry was recovered.

There were numerous reports of debris being blown across roads such as signs, fencing and cones.

Report received at 8am this morning (5 January 2012) that Heslaker Lane in Carleton near Skipton was closed due to flooding

The following incidents relate to trees and other large debris (where stated) being blown down across roads:


7pm – 9pm

Two trees down near Carthorpe, Bedale

Cones and road signs across A1 in the Bedale to Catnear Yafforth

Tree down A19 near Thormanby, Thirsk

Tree down Hookstone Road Harrogate

Tree down Studley Road Ripon

Tree down West Tanfield near Bedale


9pm – 11pm

Tree down Temple Hirst Selby

Tree down A19 Skelton, York

Tree down Kirk Hammerton

Tress down Bishopthorpe Road, York

Tree down Thornborough, Bedale

Tree down A1041 Camblesforth, Selby

Tree down, Westow York,

Tree down Nether Silton, Northallerton

A170 near Divan Hotel Sutton under Whitestonecliffe, car hit tree which had blown across the road, driver uninjured

Tree down, Chantry Road, Northallerton

Tree down, Burythorpe,

Tree down A64 near Malton

Tree down, A659, Tadcaster

Trampoline across road, Skipton Road, Settle

Tree down Buttercrambe, Moor Wood, Stamford Bridge


11pm – 12am

Tree down, Coneythorpe, Knaresborough

Electric cable down on Wiggington Road, York

Christmas lights down on High Street, Knaresborough

Tree down, Richmond Road, Catterick Garrison

Tree down near Threshfield Primary School in Craven area


12am onwards

Tree down Broughton to Gargrave Road

Tree down between Chapel Haddesley and Burn near Selby

Tree down near New Earswick, York

Tree down near Kiplin Hall, Richmond

Tree down Station Road, Stokesley

Tree down between Middleton Tyas and Moulton

Tree down near Huby, Easingwold

Tree down Eggborough near Goole

Tree down St Stephens Close, Skipton

Tree down A167 near Croft, Darlington

Tree down Bog Lane, Thorlby Skipton

Tree down Thorn Nook, York

Tree down Old Poole Bank, Poole-in-Wharfedale

Tree down, A162, Towton, Tadcaster

Tree down The Avenue, Alne


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