Yorkshire travel: News from the roads and rail

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Drivers in Leeds are being warned to expect disruption in the Water Lane area of the city centre as work begins on a safety scheme at the Bridgewater Place skyscraper.

Engineers from BT Openreach will spend the next three months working on underground cabling at the site ahead of the start of construction on a system of wind-deflecting screens and barriers.

A one-way closure of Water Lane that will stop city-bound drivers turning left from Victoria Road will be in force from midnight tonight.

The fall-out from the festive floods, meanwhile, is continuing to cause disruption for motorists in communities such as Tadcaster, Elland and Mytholmroyd.

Part of Lower Mickletown in Methley was also closed this morning due to flooding. The A59 at Kex Hill in North Yorkshire remains shut amid concerns over surface cracking that followed heavy rain.

One lane on the M62 westbound near Gildersome in Leeds was closed by a broken-down vehicle, with normal conditions expected to resume by about 8.30am.

Heavy traffic in Leeds is causing delays of up to 30 minutes on the buses, with service numbers 4, 4, 16, 42, 49 and 50 among the worst affected.

No major issues have been reported on Yorkshire’s trains this morning although signalling problems are causing delays to Northern and First TransPennine Express services in the Manchester area.