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Round-up of weather related incidents in North Yorkshire


11:08am 5th January 2012
(Updated 12:12pm 5th January 2012)

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

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

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.

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 (5th 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

All the above incidents have been dealt with and any obstructions cleared.


Round-up of weather-related incidents across Humberside since 9.00pm last night (Wednesday 4th January 2012)

All the above incidents have been dealt with and any obstructions cleared.

Please find below a summary of wind related incidents reported to Hubmerside Police overnight between approximately 2100hrs on Wednesday 04 January and 0700hrs today.

In addition the Humber Bridge and Ouse Bridge are both closed to high sided vehicles at this time.

Motorists are urged to take extra care and beware of obstructions that may have blown into the road and pedestrians are also asked to take extra care as numerous trees have blown down and more may do so before the winds calm down.

Householders who have not yet brought their bins in after their waste has been collected are asked to do so in order to avoid them being blown into roads and causing further disruption.

Wednesday 04 January 2012

2056hrs – Wingate Road, Grimsby – street light blown down completely blocking the road.

2121hrs – Riplingham Road, Kirk Ella, Hull – tree blown down blocking the road.

2146hrs – Thornton Road, Bridlington – large tree blown down into the road and pavement.

2151hrs – A164, Beverley Road, Cranswick near Driffield – tree blown down, sticking out into the road causing obstruction.

2154hrs – Pockthorpe, Kilham near Driffield – tree blown over and onto the road.

2212hrs – B1233, Newgate Street, Cottingham – tree down, blocking half the road at the junction with King Street.

2213hrs – B1249 Wansford Road, Driffield – tree blown across the road, blocking the carriageway.

2219hrs – A1174 Swinemoor Lane, Beverley – non injury minor RTC involving vehicle hitting a large branch that had been blown into the road.

2239hrs – Gowdall Lane, Snaith – tree blown down and blocking the road between Gowdall and Snaith near the sewerage works.

2312hrs – Ashleigh Court, Healing near Grimsby – brick wall blown down and obstructing pavement and slightly encroaching onto the road.

Thursday 05 January 2012

0050hrs - A1035 Norwood, Beverley – temporary barriers from roadworks causing an obstruction on the road just before the level crossing after being blown across the road.

0114hrs – Lowfield Road, Anlaby – fallen tree blocking the road outside the hospital.

0117hrs – Promenade, Bridlington – boarding from a building that is under refurbishment blown off and into the road.

0158hrs – Roxby, near Scunthorpe – tree blown down near to Roxby House on a bend and blocking the road.

0246hrs – Ferry Boat Inn, Boothferry Road, Howden – tree blown down blocking half the carriageway.

0346hrs – between Beelsby and Croxby near Grimsby – tree blown down across the road just outside the village.

0427hrs – Tilbury Road junction with Hessle Road, Hull – tree uprooted and fallen onto the road.

0635hrs – St Peters Avenue, Cleethorpes – metal flashing hanging off Lloyds TSB Bank building causing obstruction to traffic.

0651hrs – Welton near Brough – tree down in the road down to Welton Dale blocking both lanes.

All the above incidents have been dealt with and any obstructions cleared.

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