York & North Yorkshire

Drivers warned after high winds batter North Yorkshire

High winds have battered North Yorkshire causing road crashes and structural damage to buildings.

A Mercedes sprinter van was blown over on the A1, two miles south of Dishforth and a HGV was blown over near Boroughbridge. No-one was injured.

In another incident, two passengers were taken to hospital with minor injuries after a tree was blown on to a train at Knaresborough station.

Police have issued a plea to drivers to slow down and take extra care.

Elsewhere across the county a large tree was blown down in Ripon damaging parked vehicles.

Metal, plastic and other debris were reported on the A1 near Dishforth and a van also lost part of its roof on the A1.

A fence was blown over in the village of Drax near Selby allowing sheep to escape from a field.

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