Storm Ciara: Emergency services inundated by calls

Flooding on the A684 near Hawes. Photograph: Thomas Beresford on Twitter

Gale force winds and torrential rain are battering North Yorkshire today as Storm Ciara hits our neck of the woods.

North Yorkshire Police say their Force Control Room is being inundated with calls.

There is widespread flooding, particularly in the Skipton and Craven areas, trees are blocking roads and it’s generally not particularly safe out there.

North Yorkshire Police say:

  • No corner of the county has escaped today’s bad weather, and our Force Control Room and frontline officers have dealt with a large range and high volume of weather-related incidents.

    We’re working closely with other organisations including North Yorkshire’s Highways team to keep routes as clear as possible and divert motorists if absolutely necessary.

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