Storm Dudley clear up operation underway across region as homes still without power

Services between Skipton and Shipley were affected after a tree fell onto electrical wires in Keighley. Credit: Leeds City Station

Hundreds of homes across the region are still without power after Storm Dudley swept across the region with winds speeds of up to 80mph and heavy rain.

The areas worst affected by the outages include Hawes in the Yorkshire Dales, parts of York, and East Yorkshire.

On the trains, Northern services have resumed between Leeds and Skipton after they were suspended due to fallen tree on the line at Keighley.

Network Rail worked through the night to remove the 30ft conifer and repair the train-powering electric wires so that services could be restored at 11:30am today.

Passengers are asked to continue to check their journey as services resume.

But Northern rail said widespread disruption was expected in the coming days as stormy weather continues.

A spokesperson said: "There will be a number of planned cancellations. Our focus will remain on getting people to where they need to be safely across our network. Passengers are advised to check as close to departure as possible for the latest information as this will be a changing picture."


  • Any residents who lose power during the storms can report this on the Northern Powergrid website here.

  • If someone is without power and is vulnerable they can call 105.

  • Additional contact numbers are available for residents with a hearing or speech impairment. The full details are available here.

Meanwhile passengers and motorists are being advised to make journeys today, rather than on Friday, due to the incoming Storm Eunice. A reduced timetable will be in place across parts of the LNER route on Friday.

People who are booked to travel in either direction between York and London King’s Cross or Leeds and London King’s Cross are being advised make their journey on Thursday instead.

Pictures on social media showed water levels rising in Hawes following heavy wind and rain.

A waterlogged pitch has also postponed Sheffield Wednesday's game against Accrington Stanley on Wednesday evening. The club confirmed tickets will be valid when the fixture is rearranged.

A speed restriction of 30 mph is in place to all traffic on the Humber Bridge. It's also closed to high sided vehicles due to strong winds.

The Met Office issued an amber 'be prepared' warning because of expected strong winds from 3am on Friday morning, as Storm Eunice arrives.

Further inland a yellow 'be aware' warning is in place, with gusts of 60-70 mph possible.

Humberside Fire and Rescue have asked businesses to secure their street furniture ahead of the expected heavy winds.

A second storm, Eunice, is expected to arrive in the region on Friday, bringing very strong winds with 60 to 70mph gusts are possible inland, perhaps even stronger in some places.