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Update: Storm-hit road re-opens in Sowerby Bridge

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Workmen spent this morning clearing-up after part of a wall in Tuel Lane collapsed.

Debris littered the road from around 7 am.

Garden furniture and play equipment was also been blown around as damaging gusts hit the area this morning.

The Highways Agency recorded winds of up to 70 mph on Pennine roads overnight and the Met Office issued an amber warning due to the wind.

Metro said due to the severe weather conditions, trains across the North of England had been running with speed restrictions.

National Rail said there were no East Coast services running to and from Leeds until further notice.

The weather caused major disruption on many roads across the North today with problems on the north-bound carriageway of the A1 with an overturned lorry.

The M1 was closed at junction 40 when a heavy goods vehicle overturned blocking all 3 lanes near junction 41 at Carr Gate near Wakefield.

West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service (WYFRS) attended several wind-related incidents this morning.

By 10.30 am WYFRS had attended 16 incidents relating to dangerous structures and three incidents relating to fallen trees.

Twelve of the dangerous structure incidents were in Leeds, two in Wakefield, one in Calderdale (at Tuel Lane) and one in Boston Spa.

Ian Bitcon, Area Manager for Fire Safety, said: “We are receiving a lot of weather-related calls and urge people to take precautions during today whilst winds are high.

“Please only make journeys where absolutely necessary and ensure your property, including wheelie bins and outdoor structures, are secure.”

Anyone spotting a hazard is asked to report it to the emergency services or local council.

 

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