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Ferry passenger says all is calm ... apart from the sea

Storm Gertrude has battered the region this morning with winds gusting up to 81 miles an hour recorded at High Bradfield near Sheffield. At Fylingdales in North Yorkshire speeds of up to 64 mph were recorded.

The Humber Bridge has been closed to high sided vehicles. Meanwhile the Pride of Hull ferry which was due to dock early this morning has been forced to stay out at sea with gusts of 60 knots reported. Passenger Joanne Danforth spoke to us from the ferry a short time ago.

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