Bridgewater place closed due to high winds

Bridgewater Place
Bridgewater Place

The roads around Bridgewater Place, Leeds, have been closed due to high winds.

Leeds City Council closed the junction at 11pm last night (Saturday).

A statement on the council’s website said that wind conditions would continue to be monitored - diversions are currently in place for high-sided vehicles.

Bus operator Metro said buses that usually use that route will be on diversion until further notice.

The notorious road hit the headlines in 2011 when pedestrian Dr Edward Slaney, from Sowerby Bridge, was killed when a lorry was blown on top of him by the wind.

A coroner later recommended that the area should be closed when there are strong winds to prevent any more deaths.