Clear up begins after high winds hit the region

Gusts of up to 60 mph are causing travel chaos around the region

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Hurricane force winds hit the region

Hurricane force winds, which reached 92 miles per hour in some areas, caused havoc across the region overnight. Train services to Doncaster were delayed, whilst the harbour in Bridlington in East Yorkshire was swamped by waves.

The Humber Bridge had to close to all traffic for the first time in 20 years. Helen Steel reports.


Huddersfield school's roof blown off

As the clear up from the high winds continues around the region, a school in Huddersfield is closed after it's roof was blown off.

Just after 5pm yesterday, the roof of Salendine Nook High School was blown off as children were in the changing rooms ahead of their swimming lesson.

Two 30ft strips of corrugated iron blew across this building, hitting a bollard and lampposts in its wake. Andrew Foster, the associate head teacher said had the incident happened earlier, students could have been killed.

The school was closed today and looks likely to be closed tomorrow as workmen repair the damage.


Boat teams off to the rescue

Boat teams to help with flood rescue Credit: Calendar news

A team from Lincolnshire's Fire and Rescue Service are currently en route to Berkshire to help colleagues there with the floods. The service received ten new rescue boats in 2012 and is sending two of them and their crews down South to help with the relief effort.

Disruption to rail services

East Coast and Northern rail services between Wakefield Westgate, Leeds and Doncaster are delayed due to overhead line problems, services between York and Newcastle on Cross Country are also experiencing upto an hour's delay.

For more details on Northern rail disruption click here

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