Summary of weather-related incidents – Thursday 5 December 2013

5 December 2013

A large number of weather-related incidents have been reported to North Yorkshire Police today.

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An overview of the incidents is listed below.


6.20am – Marina Way, Ripon – Tree down onto parked car, blocking road.

6.35am – Shaw Lane, Beckwithshaw – Tree blocking road near s bends just south of the village.

6.45am – Hebden Bank, Sawley, Ripon – Tree down. Road blocked. Road clear at 8.20am.

6.55am – Spofforth – Tree down.

7.05am – Hookstone Chase, Harrogate – Large tree blocking the road outside St John Fisher School. Road clear at 9.40am.

7.20am – Norwood Grove, Harrogate – Tree down, blocking road. Traffic just about getting through. Highways Agency attending.

7.25am – Burton Leonard – Tree down on Copgrove Road near Royal Oak pub. Local farm helped to move the tree. Road clear at 8.30am.

7.37am – Church lane, Pannal – Tree down, blocking road. Officers moved the tree with help from local bin men. Road clear at 8.25am.

7.41am – Darley – Tree down at Stumps Lane.

7.45am – Bishop Monkton – Tree down in 30mph. Road clear by 10.25am.

7.55am – Skipton Road, Harrogate. Tree down.

8.40am – Beech Grove, Harrogate. Tree down. Highways dealing.

9am – Follifoot – large sheet of metal in road on A658.

9am – Ripon – tree down on Whitcliffe Lane. Highways attending.

10.15am – Park Avenue, Harrogate – Tree down. Road blocked.

10.30am – Nidderdale Drive, Knaresborough. Tree down.

10.30am – Knaresborough – Tree blocking footpath on York place.

10.35am – Green Lane, Harrogate. Tree blocking road.

10.35am – Bridge Hewick, Ripon. Temporary traffic lights blown into road.

10.40am – Gracious Street, Knaresborough. Chimney pot blown off roof of house.

11.15am – Littlethorpe – Tree down.


6.20am – Craggs Lane, Scotton – Tree down, blocking road between Bedale and Richmond. Road clear at 7.40am.

6.30am – A167 Hutton Bondville. Tree down, completely blocking northbound carriageway and partially blocking southbound. Highways Agency dealing with the incident.

6.45am – Station Lane, Morton on Swale – Telegraph pole down, completely blocking the road. Officers moved the pole to the side of the road. Carriageway clear at 8.15am.

6.45am – Tree down in Middleham. Road completely blocked. Highways Agency dealing with the incident.

6.50am – Moor Lane, Scorton. Tree down just before Tunstall.

7.45am – Sandbeck – Tree down, partially blocking road. Police and member of public chop tree up. Road clear at 8.25am.

8am – Bullamoor Road, Northallerton – Tree down. Highways attending.

8.10am – Thornton Le Moor – Telegraph pole in dangerous position. Highways Agency attending.

8.20am – Sutton Bank – Tree overhanging into the road at the top of the bank. Highways Agency attending.

8.40am – Newby Wiske – Tree down on Maunby Lane. Farmer removed tree from the road, which is now clear.

9.05am – Middleton Tyas – Roof of lorry blown off on A66. Not safe for drive to continue with his journey.

9.10am – Bedale – tree blocking Firby Road. Power cables also blown down. Highways and N Power attending.

9.15am – Baldersby – Tree blocking road on A61 near garden centre. Local farmer moved tree and road clear at 9.50am.

9.25am – A1 Baldersby. Wagon blown over.

10.05am – Bullamoor Road, Northallerton. Tree down. Road completely blocked.


6.25am – B1223 Ulleskelf, Tadcaster – Overhanging branch between Ulleskelf and Towton, blocking road. Passable with care.

7.25am – Bickerton – Car hit by flying trampoline on A1224. Car paintwork damaged. No injuries. Trampoline being removed by Highways Agency.

8am – Wighill – Tree blocking road – Highways Agency attending.

8.20am – A19 Riccall – tree branch blocking road. Road clear at 8.30am.

8.20am – Naburn – Tree down near Naburn Caravan Park.

8.20am – Rudgate – Tree fallen onto car. Road blocked. Road clear at 10.20am.

8.20am – Acomb, York – Tree causing hazard near the Sun Inn. Highways closed road and chopped tree down.

8.40am – Elvington – Tree down on B1228. Road blocked. Highways attending.

8.50am – Ryther – Tree down, partially blocking road.

9.15am – Kirk Hammerton – Tree blocking road near Westfield Farm. Highways Agency dealing.

9.20am – Escrick – Tree down near Bell Hall.

9.25am – Tadcaster – falling branch smashed windscreen of parked car at Grammar School.

9.45am – Cowthorpe – Tree blocking road on A168. Highways attending.

10am – Sheriff Hutton Road, Strensall. Tree down.

10.55am – Tree down on Huntington Road. Falling tree hit car rear windscreen. Driver uninjured. Road closed between Bell Farm Avenue and Helay’s Terrace.

11.10am – Brockfield Park Drive, York. Lampost down.

11.20am – Pockley. Tree down on A170.

11.30am – York – Piece of fence timber across both lanes of A64 westbound at Fulford.

11.30am – Slingsby Bank – Tree in Road.


7am – Ruswarp – large branch down outside Mini Monsters. Partially blocking carriageway. Branch moved to side of road and carriageway clear by 7.45am.


7.25am – Thorntonthorpe – tree down, blocking road. Local farmer helped to move tree. Road clear at 7.50am.

10.30am – Thornton Le Dale – Tree down on Priestmans Lane. Power cables also damaged. Northern Power and Highways attending.


7.45am – South Milford – Tree down near Swan Hotel. Highways attended at 10am and closed road.

8.25am – Portholme Road – Tree down near Tesco.

8.45am – Chapel Haddlesley – Phone line overhanging road. BT attending.

8.30am – Barlby – Tree down, partially blocking road near Barlby County Primary School. One lane blocked, passable with care. Highways attending.

9am – Knottingley – Tree in road on Sutton Lane. Workmen help to move it. Road clear 10.15am.

10.45am – Wand Lane, Eggborough. Rood flooded and impassable.

11.10am – Turnham Lane, Cliffe. Tree down, road completely blocked.


8.15am – Carleton – Tree partially blocking road on Pale Lane between Skipton and Connonley. Tree clear of road by 8.55am.

8.40am – Settle – Tree down on Station Road.

9.30am – Sutton in Craven – Runaway trampoline in road.

9.50am – Ings Drive, Bradley – tree blocking road. Highways attending.

10.20am – Sutton in Craven – Tree down on Sutton Lane. Highways Agency attending.

10.30am – Embsay – tree down on Brackenley Lane.

11.05am – Raikes Road – Tree fallen across road near the cemetery.

11.10am – Airton – Tree blocking Carseyland Hill.

10.15am – Grassington Road, Skipton. Tree blocking road.

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