Queensbury boy hurt as garage roof blows off

Roof blown off garage near Bradford
Image caption The roof flew more than 40ft (12m) before landing on the boy

An 11-year-old boy was injured when he became trapped under a garage roof as strong winds hit parts of Yorkshire and northern Lincolnshire.

He was cut free by the fire service in Roper Lane, Queensbury, near Bradford, and before being taken to Bradford Royal Infirmary.

Strong winds led to road closures across the region on Monday.

The Humber Bridge was closed to high-sided vehicles, as was the M1 Tinsley Viaduct at Meadowhall, Sheffield.

Bridgwater Place in Leeds was closed to buses and other high-sided vehicles because of strong winds.

The A628 Woodhead Pass in South Yorkshire was closed for some hours due to strong winds.

A speed restriction was in place on trains between York and Scotland, which added 60 minutes to some journey times.

'Precautionary measure'

The Highways Agency has warned drivers to expect gusts of about 65mph on the region's roads.

Alan Mason, from the Highways Agency, said: "We are continuing to monitor the situation. Our main concern is with the A1 because that is our north-south route.

"We are asking people to plan their journey before they go out."

Image caption The tree outside the Big Tree pub in Sheffield was badly damaged by the strong winds

The City of York Council said it had closed Clarence Gardens, Glen Gardens, Hull Road Park, Rowntree Park and West Bank Park as a "precautionary measure" due to the high winds.

Meanwhile, the tree which gave its name to the Big Tree pub in Woodseats, Sheffield, has been partly blown down in high winds.

The rest of the tree is having to be felled for safety reasons.

Fallen telegraph poles caused fires in fields close to Monkton Road industrial estate, Wakefield and Moor Bottom Lane in Sowerby Bridge.

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